Leeds transfer news: Kristoffer Klaesson joins Premier League side from Valerenga on four-year deal

Kristoffer Klaesson joins Leeds from Norwegian side Valerenga for an undisclosed fee; 20-year-old goalkeeper will compete with Leeds' current No 1 Illan Meslier; Klaesson becomes Marcelo Bielsa's sixth signing of the summer

Kristoffer Klaesson
Image: Kristoffer Klaesson is a Norway U21 international

Leeds have signed goalkeeper Kristoffer Klaesson from Norwegian club Valerenga for an undisclosed fee.

The 20-year-old has passed a medical and signed a four-year deal at Elland Road.

Klaesson made more than 50 appearances for Valerenga after making his debut as an 18-year-old in June 2019.

He has also played nearly 40 times for Norway at age-group level, although he is yet to make his senior international debut.

Junior Firpo is Leeds' third summer signing
Image: Leeds have made six singings this summer, including Barcelona left-back Junior Firpo

Klaesson will compete with Illan Meslier - who enjoyed an impressive first season in the Premier League - for Leeds' No 1 shirt.

His arrival follows the departure of previous No 2 Kiko Casilla, who joined Elche on loan earlier this month.

Klaesson becomes Leeds' sixth signing of the summer, following the purchases of Lewis Bate, Junior Firpo, Jack Harrison, Sean McGurk and Amari Miller.

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Leeds will be looking to build on their successful first campaign back in the Premier League after 16 years out of the top flight.

Marcelo Bielsa's team recorded a number of significant wins on their way to finishing ninth last season, including victories over Manchester City, Tottenham and Leicester.

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