Leeds United signs goalkeeper Kristoffer Klaesson from Norwegian club Vålerenga

The 20-year-old goalkeeper from Norway joins the Premier League club on a four-year contract.

Klaesson has made 57 appearances for Vålerenga in Norway's top division and has represented Norway at youth levels.(Representative Image)   -  Getty Images

Premier League club Leeds United added another young goalkeeper to its squad by signing 20-year-old Kristoffer Klaesson on Saturday.

Klaesson joined from Norwegian club Vålerenga for an undisclosed transfer fee and signed a four-year contract.

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Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa's first-choice keeper is 21-year-old Illan Meslier, and the team recently sent 34-year-old Kiko Casilla on a season-long loan to Spanish club Elche.

Klaesson has made 57 appearances for Vålerenga in Norway's top division and has represented Norway at youth levels.

 

“He will add further competition amongst the goalkeeper ranks at Leeds, alongside Illan Meslier,” Leeds said in a statement.

Meslier made 35 appearances last season as the Frenchman became the youngest goalkeeper in Premier League history to record 10 clean sheets, the team said.

In pre-season matches, Meslier has shared minutes with two other young keepers: 18-year-old Dani van den Heuvel and 19-year-old Elia Caprile.

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Leeds, which finished ninth last season, faces Spanish team Real Betis in a friendly on Saturday at Loughborough University on Saturday.

The squad kicks off the new season at Manchester United on August 14.

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