Report: Leeds United board are now confident they're going to beat Dortmund and sign 24-year-old player
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Report: Leeds United board are now confident they're going to beat Dortmund and sign 24-year-old player

The board of Leeds United are confident over successful negotiations to sign Rasmus Kristensen from RB Salzburg.

The Athletic report that the 24-year-old right-back is a target for the Whites amid injuries to Luke Ayling and Stuart Dallas.

And the Yorkshire Evening Post claim that there is confidence at the club that they will sign the defender after sealing Premier League survival.

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Leeds confident over signing Kristensen

The report reads: The 24-year-old has been named as a player of interest by The Athletic and the YEP understands the Leeds United board are confident of moving forward with negotiations for the Denmark right-back.

Kristensen has spent three seasons in Austria, working with current Leeds head coach Jesse Marsch in two of those campaigns.

A big-bodied, aggressive but athletic defender, Kristensen is thought to be available for less than the price United eventually paid for 21-year-old Aaronson with Salzburg resigned to Kristensen’s exit since January.

Reportedly quoted at £10 million, Kristensen’s addition would take Leeds’ summer spending to £35 million even before the transfer window opens early next month. The Whites could face competition for the Dane’s signature from Borussia Dortmund and Brentford, however.

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This is not the first time that the Denmark international has been linked with a Premier League move.

David Moyes has reportedly looked into bringing Kristensen to West Ham, making a bid in 2020.

Leeds have to make signings to bolster a squad which looked thin at various times last season, while also battling off interest in Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips.

Salzburg have apparently been resigned to Kristensen’s exit since January, which means that there seems to be good reason for the confidence of the Leeds board.

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