Football: Palmer signs for Leeds

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CARLTON PALMER signed for Leeds United yesterday in a pounds 2.6m move from Sheffield Wednesday. The 28-year-old England international agreed a four-year deal with the Elland Road side. Palmer will be asked to play in defence by the Leeds manager, Howard Wilkinson. 'It's nice to be wanted to play in one permanent position,' he said. Last season Palmer did not see eye-to-eye with Trevor Francis, the Hillsborough manager, about his role in the Wednesday side.

Prior to selling Palmer, Wednesday signed Port Vale's out-of-contract midfielder, Ian Taylor. The fee will probably be decided by a tribunal.