Leeds United have completed a deal to sign Valerenga goalkeeper Kristoffer Klaesson for an undisclosed fee [Leeds United FC Official].
The Lowdown: Leeds United progress towards 2021/22 Premier League kick-off
Progressing towards the imminent start of the 2021/22 Premier League campaign, Whites manager Marcelo Bielsa will be keen to add squad depth where necessary, in order to improve on his side’s ninth placed finish last term.
Beginning this assignment in swift fashion, the Argentinian has managed to acquire two signings in the form of Jack Harrison and Junior Firpo [Transfermarkt].
Now, they have welcomed another arrival to Elland Road after recent developments emerged.
Will Klaesson be a good signing for Leeds United?
The Latest: Klaesson signs on the dotted line until 2025
Providing competition to Illan Meslier between the sticks, he has joined up from Norwegian Eliteserien outfit Valerenga [Leeds United FC Official].
Penning a four-year-deal, the 6ft 2in ace is now bound to Leeds United until the summer of 2025.
He comes in to replace Kiko Casilla, who has swapped Yorkshire for Elche on a season-long loan agreement [The Sun].
The Verdict: Klaesson is a good long-term investment for Leeds United
At 20-years-old, Klaesson will be considered as something of a long term project by the Leeds United hierarchy.
Despite this, he looks to be a good addition to the squad, owing to his ability to make reflex saves in times of need.
In 2020/21, the Norwegian made 14 appearances for his ex-employers domestically, managing to keep two clean sheets [Transfermarkt].
Furthermore, he showed his ability to provide consistently as a stopper, saving 62.5% of the efforts he faced across the piece [FBRef].
Once labelled as ‘great’ by Valerenga sporting director Jorgen Ingebrigtsen, there is no reason why he couldn’t improve significantly in the next few years under the stewardship of Bielsa [This is Futbol].
First-team exposure will be key to this prospective development, only time will tell with regards to the actuality of the situation.
In other news, Leeds United line up a move for a Sky Bet Championship star.
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