The Lowdown: Kristensen profiled
Kristensen, described as a ‘goal threat’ by Salzburg boss Matthias Jaissle, was signed for the Austrian side by Jesse Marsch back in 2019.
He has been linked to follow in Brenden Aaronson’s footsteps by swapping Salzburg for Elland Road, and a move is now gathering real pace ahead of a second major signing of the summer.
The Latest: Finally…
Romano revealed this week that a deal was ‘close’ and then provided a further update regarding Leeds and Kristensen on Friday morning.
The transfer expert says that a full agreement between Salzburg and the Whites is now ‘set to be reached’.
Kristensen is ‘expected to join Leeds in the coming days’. A medical for the full-back looks set to take place after international duty with Marsch on course to get his man.
The Verdict: Good news
Romano previously mooted a €10m (£8.5m) figure, which could prove to be a bargain for Victor Orta, especially due to the player’s £13.5m Transfermarkt valuation and Borussia Dortmund also being keen on Kristensen’s services.
The pull of working under Marsch once again appears to have been key in Kristensen’s decision, and hopefully, he’ll continue to shine under the Leeds head coach at Elland Road.
Kristensen contributed to 15 goals in 64 games under Marsch, winning back-to-back league and cup doubles in Austria, and with Luke Ayling and Stuart Dallas injured, the right-back will more than likely be thrown straight into a first-choice XI ahead of Marsch’s first full season in charge.
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