Alan Hutton has lauded Leeds United‘s signing of RB Salzburg right-back Rasmus Kristensen, claiming it could help solve a ‘huge’ issue at the club.
The Lowdown: Leeds sign Kristensen
The Whites confirmed the arrival of the 24-year-old on Wednesday, with Jesse Marsch acquiring the services of his former player at Salzburg.
Kristensen was a strong performer for the Austrian side, starting all eight of their Champions League games last season and averaging three aerial duel wins per game.
The hope is that it is the first of several significant arrivals this summer, as Leeds look to go up a level and steer clear of another dreaded battle with the drop.
The Latest: ‘Huge’ problem fixed
“I think injuries have been a huge problem for them over the last couple of seasons. For whatever reason, they seem to pick up big injuries. There have been parts of the season where it’s just been a nightmare for them.
“To bring in reinforcements in the right areas, at the back, where they always seem to pick injuries up, is only going to make them better.”
The Verdict: Game-changing addition
There is no doubt that defence was an area that desperately needed reinforcements this summer, considering Leeds conceded a whopping 79 goals in 38 Premier League games last season – second only to bottom side Norwich City.
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For that reason, Kristensen, who has picked up just two injuries in his professional career, really could be an excellent signing, bringing much-needed consistency, physical dominance and leadership, and even acting as a potential upgrade on the ageing Luke Ayling.
The Dane also adds a goal threat, having contributed to 15 goals in his last spell under Marsch, and this feels like an extremely low risk high reward signing.
In other news, Leeds are believed to have made a bid for one player. Find out who it is here.
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