Leeds United has completed the signing of right-back Rasmus Kristensen from Red Bull Salzburg. He is the second signing of the summer for head coach Jesse Marsch after the arrival of Brenden Aaronson from Red Bull Salzburg as well. Kristensen was also a subject of interest from Brentford and Borussia Dortmund. He scored 10 goals for the Austrian club as well as provided eight assists.
“When I heard about the interest I looked at the project and what was going on and I was never in doubt, I was 100 percent convinced. It’s a huge historical club which is playing in the best league in the world and for me, it fits everything that I love about a football club,” new Leeds United signing Rasmus Kristensen said. “I know a lot of things about the club, where I am from, a small village, most of my father’s mates are Leeds fans. I want to compete against the best and I will do that here.”
“Rasmus is a player who developed a lot over the last three years. He established himself at Red Bull Salzburg as one of their best players, a very good Champions League full-back, and a Danish international,” Jesse Marsch said. “I am totally convinced that he will continue to grow into a great Premier League full-back as well.”
“It is difficult to find a player with this background, who is an international, in the market with a clear price,” Leeds United director of football Victor Orta said. “Rasmus trusts the project, he knows the coach and he’s left his comfort zone to try and succeed in the Premier League and at Leeds United and I feel proud of that. His performances at Red Bull Salzburg made him one of the most influential right-backs in Europe and now in the line-up of his country.”
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