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Leeds: Phil Hay provides update on Whites’ goalkeeper search

Leeds: Phil Hay provides update on Whites’ goalkeeper search - Leeds United

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.

Klaesson has already made 55 appearances for Valerenga, despite his tender years, as well as winning five caps for Norway’s Under-21s.

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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