Whites pull off Kisnorbo coup
Leeds have beaten off interest from Championship clubs to sign Patrick Kisnorbo on a two-year contract.
Last Updated: 22/07/09 1:59pm
Leeds United have beaten off interest from Championship clubs to sign Australia international Patrick Kisnorbo on a two-year contract.
The defender was released by Leicester City at the end of last season and had trained with both Crystal Palace and Derby County earlier this month.
Kisnorbo held talks over a deal with Derby, but has opted for the challenge of trying to restore Leeds to their former glories.
"There were other clubs interested, but I saw more in this club than in the others," Kisnorbo told the club's official website.
"None of them appealed to me as much as this club.
"Leeds has a great tradition and history and I want to be part of a successful club."
Strong and aggressive
Whites boss Simon Grayson added: "Patrick is an experienced defender who has played regular football in the Championship.
"He is strong, aggressive, and has leadership qualities. Having spoken to him, his desire and hunger is clear and he is just the type of character I want at the club."
Meanwhile, Grayson has confirmed he has a decision to make over the future of Troyes defender Mathieu Baudry, who featured in Tuesday's 1-1 draw with Grimsby Town.
He added: "I thought he did well. He was unfortunate he was part of a poor team in the first half, but he won his headers, he wanted to get tight and tackle, and he looked a good player.
"He's only young, playing in a strange team and doesn't speak a lot of English, but I was pleased. We'll have to make a decision on him."