6 August 2007 :: by
Leeds United have made their first permanent signing of the pre-season by bringing back Danish international goalkeeper Casper Ankergren to Elland Road. Dennis Wise had been reported to be worried about his goalkeeping depth but it is now clear that there was an understanding with the player all the way through the summer and that Wise was in fact checking out players for the second, reserve berth.
This permanent signing will be welcomed as far more preferable than the proposed loan signing of Newcastle's Dutch u-21 keeper Tim Krul. Leeds fans have had enough of loan signings over the last few seasons.
Wise will be happy that a player brought into the squad so late on will be familiar with both surroundings and team-mates and take very little acclimatisation.
Casper made 14 appearances during a memorable loan spell with Leeds last season and it is reported by the club's official website that he has signed a 3 year contract for an undisclosed transfer fee. As Leeds United are a private company their is no need to divulge transfer fees paid.
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