Leads United sign Klaesson As Their New Goalkeeper

Leads United sign Klaesson As Their New Goalkeeper

Kristoffer Klaesson joins Leeds from Norwegian side Valerenga for an undisclosed fee; 20-year-old goalkeeper will compete with Leeds’ current No 1 Illan Meslier; Klaesson becomes Marcelo Bielsa’s sixth signing of the summer.

The 20-year-old has passed a medical and signed a four-year deal at Elland Road.

Klaesson made more than 50 appearances for Valerenga after making his debut as an 18-year-old in June 2019.

He has also played nearly 40 times for Norway at age-group level, although he is yet to make his senior international debut.

Klaesson will compete with Illan Meslier – who enjoyed an impressive first season in the Premier League – for Leeds‘ No 1 shirt.

His arrival follows the departure of previous No 2 Kiko Casilla, who joined Elche on loan earlier this month.

Klaesson becomes Leeds’ sixth signing of the summer, following the purchases of Lewis Bate, Junior Firpo, Jack Harrison, Sean McGurk and Amari Miller.

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