Leeds United Snap Up Former Manchester United Striker On Short Term Deal

Leeds United have snapped up former Portsmouth and Sheffield United forward Danny Webber on a short term deal.

The 30 year-old, who can play anywhere along the front three, has been reunited with new boss Neil Warnock, who worked with Webber during his time as Sheffield United boss.

Webber has been a free agent since the summer, when his contract at Portsmouth expired. He had been linked with a move to China, and was also tipped to sign a short term deal with Queens Park Rangers, after training with the Premier League new boys under the stewardship of Warnock.

The signing of the versatile forward is the first of Warnock's reign as Leeds boss, a position he has recently accepted since being sacked as QPR manager at the beginning of the year.

According to a club statement, the former Manchester United trainee, who has scored 50 goals in nearly 250 career appearances is due to make his first appearance for his new employers in a behind-closed-doors game against Middlesbrough on Tuesday.

The signing will be a boost for Warnock, who lost Tottenham Hotspur loanee Andros Townsend last week.

Commenting on the arrival of Webber, he said: “I know the player well and he'll be good to have around the place.”