Paul Robinson: Wayne Hennessey not a bad call for Leeds United
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Former Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey would not be a bad shout to replace Kiko Casilla at Leeds United, according to Paul Robinson.
It has been widely reported that the Whites are in the market for a new goalkeeper after Casilla, 34, was allowed to join Elche on a season-long loan earlier this week.
However, it seems Leeds are focusing on bringing in a younger shot-stopper who can serve as a back-up for Illan Meslier next season in the Premier League.
According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Newcastle’s Freddie Woodman, Levante’s Dani Cardenas and Valerenga’s Kristoffer Klaesson are on Victor Orta’s radar.
However, ex-Leeds goalkeeper Robinson would be more inclined to suggest Hennessey, 34, to his former club due the experience he’s had in the Premier League.
Speaking to MOT Leeds News about Hennessy, Robinson said: “That’s not a bad call.
“He’s somebody who’s played at that level, with that experience.
“If you look around the Premier League and look at all the clubs, you see they’ve got two top-class goalkeepers.
“It’s a difficult sell to be the number two, you have to have somebody with ambitions to be the number one.”
Hennessey has 181 appearances to his name in the Premier League, showing that he has great experience of playing as a number one.
The ex-Wolves shot-stopper also knows what it’s like to be the second-choice ‘keeper too having played that role for both Crystal Palace and Wales.
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