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Leeds United complete signing of Kristoffer Klaesson from Vålerenga

The Whites replace Kiko Casilla as back-up from Illan Meslier

Kristoffer Klaesson from Norway seen in action during the...
Klaesson features for Norway at the under-21 European Championships against Portugal.
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Leeds United have completed the signing of goalkeeper Kristoffer Klaesson from Norweigan side Vålerenga. The 20-year-old signs on a four-year deal, with the transfer fee standing at roughly £1.5 million.

The Whites have been searching for a replacement to Kiko Casilla as a backup for Illan Meslier this season, with the likes of Freddie Woodman among the many options.

However, Klaesson is the man for the job having already been Vålerenga’s number one for the last three years, amassing some good experience for a 20-year-old.

In 57 senior appearances in Norway, Klaesson has conceded 80 goals and kept 13 clean-sheets as Vålerenga currently sit seventh in the league.

The youngster is not likely to be seen in the upcoming pre-season matches against Real Betis, Ajax and Villareal, but could perhaps make a cameo appearance.

Klaesson follows Junior Firpo, Amari Miller, Jack Harrison, Sean McGurk and Lewis Bate through the door at Elland Road this summer as Leeds continue their search for a central midfielder.