Leeds United agree terms for Rory Mahady signing, Sky Sports pundit reacts to 'real importance'
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Paul Robinson is happy to see Leeds United strengthening their goalkeeping department with the additon of young Scottish shot-stopper Rory Mahady this week.
Mahady, 16, confirmed his exit from Celtic on Instagram on 11 September before confirming on Friday (16 September) that he’s signed for Leeds.
The teenager took to his Instagram account to share an image of himself signing his contract at Leeds, saying: “What a feeling to sign for Leeds United. Can’t wait to get started. To a new beginning.”
Mahady is bound to be signing for one of Leeds’ youth teams – perhaps the Under-18s – but due to a perceived lack of quality among the club’s goalkeeper options, Robinson is happy to see the addition being made.
“I read that,” Robinson told MOT Leeds News.
“Listen, they need strength in depth and the goalkeeper area is an area they need that in.
“If you look at the first-team, I know they’ve signed Joel Robles but as in strength in depth in that specific area, it’s not something they’ve had.
“It would be nice to see if they’re promoting from within but if they don’t have anyone then they’ll have to look elsewhere and outsource.
“It’s an area of real importance.”
Robles joined Leeds on a free transfer in the summer and is by far the most experienced shot-stopper on the books at Elland Road ahead of Illan Meslier and Kristoffer Klaesson, who are both still babies in goalkeeping terms.
In other Leeds United news, a pundit suggests a “world-class” player should be sent to Leeds on loan in January.