Kristoffer Klaesson in quarantine ahead of Leeds United medical on Friday
Valerenga goalkeeper Kristoffer Klaesson is expected to undergo a medical on Friday ahead of his move to Leeds United, according to Nettavisen.
The Norwegian online news outlet claims the 20-year-old is currently in quarantine after arriving in England on Sunday, and he will be allowed out on Thursday.
He will then complete a medical check-up on Friday before signing his contract, and after that he will become a Leeds United player.
The Norwegian shot-stopper did not initially meet the work permit requirements, but Nettavisen’s claim that the application for a work permit was approved at the end of last week.
Nettavisen journalist Stian Wahl also wrote on his personal Twitter profile: “Kristoffer Klaesson from Vålerenga to Leeds is now a done deal. The goalkeeper is in quarantine in England and is scheduled to complete medical and sign for Leeds on Friday. Work permit / GBE application has already been approved.”
Klaesson has once again been left out of Valerenga’s squad as they get set to face Belgian outfit Gent in the Europa Conference League on Thursday, and all signs point towards him becoming a Leeds player the next day.
It seems like it would take something extraordinary for this move to break down now, and if the medical and signature is completed early enough, the £1.6million transfer could even be announced on Friday.
The trip to Fleetwood Town that night may come too soon for Klaeeson to make his unofficial Whites debut, but Real Betis await the following day, and an Amsterdam clash with Ajax on August 4 look like a much more realistic opportunity to make his bow.
Klaesson is a player that many fans in the UK would have seen little of, so we’re looking forward to seeing him in action.
If he’s highly rated by Victor Orta and Marcelo Bielsa then we’ve no reason to doubt his abilities.
In other Leeds United news, the Whites are in the hunt to sign an overseas centre-mid amid a recent transfer development.