By Pranav Shahaney

1st Jun, 2023 | 8:10am

Rasmus Kristensen stance on Leeds United stay emerges post relegation - Phil Hay

Phil Hay has claimed that the indications are Rasmus Kristensen wants to continue at Leeds United despite their relegation to the Championship.

The Athletic journalist has shared an update on the future of the Danish right-back who moved to Elland Road for a fee in the region of £10million last summer.

He has told Danish publication Tipsbladet [28 May] that his future depends firstly on the club and who they decide to keep – a decision that cannot be taken until the ownership picture clears up.

Hay wrote on 1 June, “It is difficult to know if there would be much of a market for him in this summer’s transfer window. He was relatively cheap by Premier League standards at around £10million and the club cannot expect to raise much by selling him.

“If he is willing to drop down a division — and the indication at this stage is that he wants to stay — then perhaps they will get more out of him in the EFL.”

Makes sense

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Kristensen did very little to prove why he deserves to be a guaranteed starter in the Premier League, but the Championship might be ideal for him.

It’ll give him another season in England to adapt to the game and the quality of opponents will be inferior so he will certainly regain his confidence.

Leeds cannot afford to make losses on players they’ve signed less than a year ago so they will be wary of that when discussing Kristensen’s future.

Thus far, there’s not been any interest that’s reported in the 25-year-old and it’s understandable, after the season he’s had.

Any likely links will come from Danish clubs as they will have tracked his performances for the national team as well.

So far, he does not appear to be one of the names of the casualty list at Elland Road which should be seen as a good thing for the club.

In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay claims that an international player at Elland Road has no place at the club next season and a summer transfer is on the cards.