Leeds United are interested in signing Valerenga goalkeeper Kristoffer Klaesson this summer, according to The Athletic‘s Phil Hay.
The Lowdown: Backup goalkeeper required
The Whites are in need of signing a new goalkeeper this summer, with Kiko Casilla joining La Liga side Elche on a season-long loan deal.
Illan Meslier is the clear first-choice between the sticks, but if the Frenchman got injured, there is currently insufficient cover for him.
The Latest: Hay provides key update
Hay has now provided an update on Leeds’ search for a new ‘keeper, claiming Victor Orta ‘holds a long-standing interest’ in Klaesson.
Both the 20-year-old and Levante’s Dani Cardenas are considered ‘suitable deputies’ for Meslier, as the Whites’ productive summer continues.
The Verdict: Ideal Meslier deputy
Klaesson looks a perfect man to come in and provide competition for Meslier, with the youngster sure to be content with a squad role to begin with given his inexperience in a top league.
He wouldn’t be demanding regular starts, but could be given opportunities to shine in the domestic cups, maturing over time and potentially even being a future No.1, should Meslier move on.
In other news, Leeds’ hopes of signing one player this summer are reportedly fading. Read more here.
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