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Leeds United agree terms with Danish right-back Rasmus Kristensen

Denmark full-back Rasmus Kristensen has agreed personal terms with Leeds United and a deal is now in place for him to maneuver to Elland Road.  

Jesse Marsch recognized Kristensen, 24, as a key early summer season after working with him at Red Bull Salzburg and he’s set to reach from the Austrian membership alongside with USA midfielder Brenden Aaronson. 

Brentford and Borussia Dortmund had been fascinated with Kristensen however “the deal is in place” for him to maneuver to Leeds, based on a supply, which is anticipated to achieve as much as £10million in switch charges. 

Kristensen will compete with Luke Ayling at right-back the place the Leeds vice-captain began virtually each recreation final season when he was out there. Stuart Dallas may also deputise within the position however is out for the remainder of the year with a knee harm.   

Marsch may additionally play Kristensen in midfield however it’s at right-back the place he established himself after transferring from Ajax to Salzburg in 2019 and getting his first worldwide call-up final season. 

Leeds director of soccer Victor Orta has moved swiftly within the market since Premier League survival was secured on the ultimate day of the season. Aaronson, 21, will add tempo and power to his midfield subsequent season and has been a long-term goal which required staying within the top-flight to finish. 

Kristensen will likely be seen as a switch coup, given the competitors for the full-back. Brentford’s Danish supervisor Thomas Frank has been within the market for a proper wing-back to swimsuit his system of play. Dortmund additionally confirmed curiosity and had earlier success with Salzburg gamers having purchased Erling Haaland from the Austrian outfit. 

Marsch additionally struggled for numbers in his squad throughout his three months as supervisor, typically utilizing younger gamers on his bench, and will improve the scale of his squad for subsequent season. 

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