Leeds United have agreed to sign goalkeeper Kristoffer Klaesson from Valrenga, pending a medical, according to Fabrizio Romano. The Norwegian’s absence during their Norwegian Cup win over Lyn had sparked rumours about a potential exit from the club. The Norwegian will replace Kiko Casilla, who moved to Elche on loan.
Kristoffer Klaesson to Join Leeds United from Valerenga
The Goalkeeper Will Replace Kiko Casilla in First Team
Leeds United have reportedly signed Norway U21 international Kristoffer Klaesson from Norwegian side Valerenga. The goalkeeper has already agreed to personal terms with the club and will sign a five-year contract until 2026. The Norwegian will have his medicals this week with his work permit expected to get approval soon.
Klaesson arrives at Elland Road to provide cover and competition to Illan Meslier. The Norwegian will have Elia Caprile vying with him for a place as the team’s second-choice goalkeeper. Leeds had been a bit short in goal following the departure of Kiko Casilla on loan. The former Real Madrid man had returned to Spain to join Elche on a season-long loan deal.
Leeds United Doing their Business Quick
Leeds United have been going about with their transfer business quietly. The Whites had released some of their longest-serving players, like Barry Douglas, Ezgjan Alioski, Pablo Hernandez and Gaetano Berardi at the end of last season. They have quietly gone about replacing them with young blood.
Jack Harrison was high on the wishlist and Leeds signed the player on a permanent deal from Manchester City early in July. Highly-rated winger, Amari Miller also made the move to Marcelo Bielsa’s side during late June. Junior Firpo also arrived from Barcelona in early July. Leeds also recently signed highly-rated Chelsea academy graduate Lewis Bate. Kristoffer Klaesson will be the fifth player to join Marcelo Bielsa’s side this season.