By Mark Smith

26th Jul, 2021 | 6:10pm

Kristoffer Klaesson arrives in Leeds ahead of permanent signing - Exclusive

Valerenga goalkeeper Kristoffer Klaesson has arrived in England to complete his move to Leeds United.

Speaking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Norwegian journalist Stian Andre da Wahl has shared an update over the 20-year-old shot-stopper, with the Norway Under-21 international travelling to England in the past two days.

Klaesson was left out of the matchday squad for Valerenga this week as they took on Lyn 1896 at the Bislett Stadium.

Andre de Wahl exclusively told MOT Leeds News that Klaesson was left out of the squad at the request of the Whites.

“Yes,” he said.

“From what I heard he travelled to England yesterday or today.”

Edging closer.

It looks as though Klaesson only needs to complete his medical before this move is announced by the Whites.

The young Norwegian keeper is said to have already agreed on personal terms, and will only cost £2million plus add-ons.

Kiko Casilla has left to join Elche on loan for the 21/22 season, and Marcelo Bielsa appears happy to replace his experience with more youth.

Victor Orta identified Klaesson at the same time as Illan Meslier, and that has worked perfectly so far, so we are expecting the same.

Leeds will now have a handful of promising keepers who have all arrived in Bielsa’s tenure, and will be vying for that number one spot in the years to come.

Meslier is clearly number one, but Klaesson will be arriving to try and change that, and that competition will be critical.

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