Leeds United have completed and confirmed the signing of Kristoffer Klaesson from Norwegian side Valerenga for an undisclosed fee.
The 20-year-old goalkeeper is a product of the Valerenga academy, which achieved promotion to the first team in 2019 after representing Norway at all youth levels. Since then, he has made 57 appearances for the club, keeping a clean sheet on 13 occasions. He comes to Elland Road to provide coverage and competition for 21-year-old Illan Meslier, who has staged a string of impressive performances for Leeds since his return to the Premier League last year.
Klaesson is the sixth summer signing for Marcelo Bielsa’s team, after the midfielder’s arrivals Lewis Bate from Chelsea, left-back Junior Firpo from Barcelona, winger Jack Harrison after a loan from Manchester City, midfielder Sean McGurk from Wigan youth academy and Amari Mille winger from Birmingham City academy.
The young goalkeeper has signed a four-year contract with the club.