Leeds United are in the market for a new goalkeeper after having allowed Kiko Casilla join Elche CF on a loan deal.
A week ago, Nettavisen reported the Whites have ‘shown interest’ in Kristoffer Klaesson and plan to present a concrete offer to Vålerenga.
The 20-year-old’s impressive form for the Norwegian club has caught attention of the Premier League side and his manager, Dag-Eilev Fagermo, admitted he would be happy if the custodian ends up at Elland Road.
“If he’s being sold to Leeds, then I’m going to be very proud of course. Then I will certainly visit him. He and [Marcelo] Bielsa,” Fagermo told Discovery, as quoted by Eurosport Norway.
Today’s edition of Dagsavisen once again relays their own information of last year to stress the English club have long had an interest in the keeper.
The newspaper also interviewed Vålerenga sporting director Jørgen Ingebrigtsen and asked him about the recent reports of Leeds wanting to sign Klaesson.
“There is nothing more to say than that in addition to [Aron] Dønnum and Klaesson, there is interest in many of our players. The activity has picked up a lot lately,” he said.
When specifically asked what can he say about Leeds’ interest and Vålerenga’s talks withthe Marcelo Bielsa’s side for Klaesson, Ingebrigtsen said: “The best clubs, and the best environments, work long-term with player recruitment.”
“There Victor (Orta, sports director of Leeds) is one of the brightest in the subject. Leeds arrived on the field in the summer of 2019 and have been very good. We have had a good dialogue with them.”
“They obviously saw something of Kristoffer early that they liked, and have been good at updating themselves on developments.”