Leeds United have signed Leo Hjelde from Celtic in a deal worth £1 million, having just turned 18-years-old this week.
The former Ross County loanee signs on a four-year deal, having made nine senior appearances for the Staggies last season, scoring one goal.
✍️ #LUFC are pleased to announce the signing of defender Leo Hjelde from Scottish Premiership side Celtic— Leeds United (@LUFC) August 27, 2021
The Norway under-21 international can play as a centre-back or left-back, with two caps and one goal currently to his name. Clips from his time at Ross County show a tall, quick defender who is excellent at using his body to get ahead of his man.
In his first interview, Hjelde said:
“I’m really delighted to sign for this massive club,
I feel like Leeds is the right club for me because I really like the way they play. I think they’ve got the best manager in the world right now.“
The youngster will initially link up with the Leeds under-23s, with a partnership with Charlie Cresswell imminent in The Premier League 2.