By Pete Hanson

4th Sep, 2023 | 2:10pm

Leeds United loanee Rasmus Kristensen set for European blow with Roma

Leeds United loanee Rasmus Kristensen may miss out on Roma’s Europa League squad, according to Corriere dello Sport.

The Italian publication wrote on Monday (4 September) that the right-back may have to be omitted due to restrictions imposed on the Serie A club for Financial Fair Play reasons.

Roma saw seven players leave and seven players arrive during the recent transfer window, but only five of those new faces may end up being added to the completed list.

Corriere wrote that Roma have three right-backs and thus Kristensen may be considered as one of two “expendables” alongside Iranian forward Sardar Azmoun.

Kristensen joined Leeds from RB Salzburg in June 2022, but was allowed to leave the club on loan following their relegation from the Premier League due to a clause in his contract.

Not ideal

There is little love lost between Leeds supporters and any of the players who departed the club on loan due to baffling clauses inserted into their Elland Road contracts by the previous owners.

So, Kristensen will not get much sympathy from the Elland Road faithful if he were indeed to miss out on making Roma’s finalised squad for Europe’s secondary competition this coming European season.

For the player, obviously, it is a far from ideal situation. Not many will have expected a club the size of Roma to come in for Kristensen, whose form during Leeds’ relegation season was decidedly average.

Moreover, he certainly does not seem the type of player to fit the mould of Jose Mourinho, who has a reputation for defensive and pragmatic football.

Nothing is yet decided, but it seems as though Kristensen’s desire to play in European competition this season may not occur after all.

In other Leeds United news, Jaidon Anthony was ‘desperate’ to make the move to Elland Road.