The Whites have already agreed a deal with the Austrian champions for the right-back (via The Athletic), and all that remains now is for Kristensen to undergo a medical and formally agree to a transfer by signing a contract.
Provided there are no issues, he will follow Brenden Aaronson from Salzburg to Yorkshire. Borussia Dortmund were also keen, but it seems that Leeds are now on the brink of winning the race for the 24-year-old.
Kristensen is currently on international duty with Denmark, who are due to face Austria twice either side of a meeting with Croatia in the next seven days, although the Danes’ Nations League campaign may not delay the completion of the deal.
The report claimed that Leeds could clinch the signature of the 24-year-old before his season officially ends on 13 June.
Leeds fans should be pleased to see their recruitment team acting so swiftly.
Before the middle of June, Jesse Marsch may have his first two summer signings through the door, and they could reap the rewards of getting crucial business done early.
Aaronson and Kristensen should be able to enjoy a full pre-season with their new team-mates and hit the ground running when the competitive action resumes in August.
It would appear that Kristensen is an alternative to Aberdeen’s Calvin Ramsay, who Leeds have been trying to sign.
With 33 direct goal involvements in 109 games for Salzburg (14 goals, 19 assists) and experience of playing at right midfield, he’s a player who could make a difference at both ends of the pitch. His ability to line out in a wide attacking role could be especially beneficial if, as expected, Raphinha is sold over the summer.
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