Rasmus Kristensen passes Leeds United medical - Fabrizio Romano
Rasmus Kristensen has successfully completed a medical to join Leeds United from Red Bull Salzburg, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The Guardian journalist reported via his personal Twitter account on 8 June that a deal for Kristensen, 24, to join the Whites permanently is “set to be completed and announced”.
It is understood that the deal has been agreed with Salzburg and the Denmark right-back has now passed his medical to sign for the Yorkshire giants.
With Leeds United, you never know for sure whether or not a deal is going to be finished until the medical is passed.
And even then, as we saw with Daniel James in January 2019, it’s never set in stone that a player will completely sign for the club even after their medical.
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But in this case, the deal looks to be done and all we’re waiting for is for the transfer to be officially announced by either Leeds or Salzburg.
We’re more than happy with Kristensen’s arrival.
He solves a major issue at right-back with Luke Ayling and Stuart Dallas set to miss the start of the season and he should also be an upgrade – who’s also younger – on the long-serving Whites aces.
Leeds need to start looking to the future a bit more now and start turning away from those who were amazing in the Championship to those who are Premier League quality.
Ayling never felt like a Premier League player to us – he was just a Championship player playing on adrenaline.
He showed his true colours with that red card at Arsenal and it’s going to be a long way back for him now with his contract set to expire at the end of the 2022/23 season.
In other Leeds United news, the Whites are set to be blown out of the water for this signing.