Rasmus Kristensen to sign five-year contract with Leeds United - Phil Hay
Leeds United have agreed a five-year contract with Rasmus Kristensen and the player should sign officially by the end of the day, according to Phil Hay [June 8].
The Whites have raided Austrian giants RB Salzburg for a second time this summer for the right-back, agreeing a deal worth in the region of £10m for the Denmark international.
It had previously been reported by Fabrizio Romano [June 7] that Kristensen would undergo a medical today, and Hay has now confirmed that a five-year contract is in place to make him the club’s second signing of the summer.
Leeds have already signed Brenden Aaronson from RB Salzburg this summer in a £22m deal, but manager Jesse Marsch wanted to sign cover in defence after Stuart Dallas and Luke Ayling suffered long-term injuries.
Kristensen was also wanted by Brentford and Borussia Dortmund, but having worked with Marsch for two years before the player was keen for a reunion at Elland Road.
Leeds are getting their business done fast and early and that is all that fans would have asked for this summer.
After a shocker of a season in the 2021/22 campaign where they only managed to avoid relegation on the final day when Burnley lost and they won, reinforcements and a rebuild were certainly needed.
Several injuries last season and a trim squad meant it was tough to get any sort of consistency in their results and Marsch wants to bolster the side in his own image.
Kristensen will be able to provide competition and depth at full-back while Ayling, who enters the final 12 months of his deal, recovers from a knee surgery.
Marsch will be keen to implement his style and philosophy and bringing in players that he’s previously worked with will help with that, so fans can look forward to the new season with bright eyes.