Having faced disappointment in their efforts to acquire Kristoffer Klaesson’s services in 2020, Leeds United are now on the right path to sign the Vålerenga goalkeeper this summer.
Earlier this month, Vålerenga sporting director Jørgen Ingebrigtsen revealed the Whites have been after the 20-year-old since 2019 and also confirmed talks with Leeds for the custodian.
Victor Orta made a trip to Oslo to meet the player face-to-face this month and since then, there have been more developments on this case.
That’s according to Nettavisen, who say that Marcelo Beilsa’s side have ‘concretised the interest’ in Klaesson by making a bid in mid-July.
It’s said the keeper is ‘now in England’ after the Norwegian club ‘accepted the offer’ from Leeds. He travelled to the UK on Sunday and should be able to complete the procedures related to his transfer, after completing the quarantine procedures.
Various sources have told the newspaper the fee is believed to be around NOK 20m [€1.9m], excluding bonuses.
Vålerenga managed a 1-0 win over Lyon last weekend and the Norway U21 international was left out of the squad for the tie and has also not made it to the squad for the UEFA Europa Conference League qualifier clash against Gent later today.
There were concerns over the player obtaining a work permit, but Nettavisen state these worries were dismissed after the goalkeeper’s permit was approved at the end of last week.
As per the outlet, ‘only medical check and signature’ are pending for Klaesson to complete his move to Elland Road.