Rasmus Kristensen: Leeds United complete signing Denmark right-back from Red Bull Salzburg | Football news

Leeds United have confirmed the signing of Red Bull Salzburg’s Danish right-back Rasmus Kristensen.

The 24-year-old, who was also wanted by Borussia Dortmund and Brentford, has signed a long-term contract with Elland Road and will become head coach Jesse Marsch’s second summer signing after the arrival of midfielder Brenden Aaronson – also from Salzburg.

Kristensen played a pivotal role during the 2021/22 season as Salzburg secured their eighth consecutive Austrian Bundesliga title, scoring 10 goals and assisting a further eight.

Rasmus Kristensen is reported to cost around £10 million
Kristensen has moved from Red Bull Salzburg to Leeds

He has played 107 games for Salzburg since moving from Ajax to the club in 2019. He is well known to Marsch – as is Aaronson – who played under him in Austria.

Kristensen, who has capped six for Denmark and played in their recent Nations League victories over France and Austria, will add much-needed depth to the Leeds fullback as Stuart Dallas and Luke Ayling are both recovering from surgery.

More to follow…


Use Chrome Browser for a more accessible video player

Brenden Aaronson says his move from RB Salzburg to Leeds United and the Premier League is a ‘dream come true’

What should Leeds be doing this summer?

Sky Sports football journalist Sam Blitz:

Andrea Radrizzani, owner of Leeds, promised fans the club would be busy in the transfer market – and for good reason.

Marcelo Bielsa would have preferred a smaller squad at Elland Road, but that risk almost led to relegation last season, so don’t be surprised if the depth improves under Jesse Marsch. The early activity to bring RB Salzburg midfielder Brenden Aaronson to the club so early in the window implies that large-scale arrivals are imminent.

Should Leeds lose Raphinha this summer, a new attacking talisman is needed, especially considering how injury-prone striker Patrick Bamford is.

Another key area where Leeds could strengthen is the fullback, where Junior Firpo’s signing has so far failed to work, while right-sided players Luke Ayling and Stuart Dallas are recovering from long-term fitness issues.

In an effort to improve a defense that netted 79 goals last season, some central defenders could be vital if Leeds are to improve next season.

Use Chrome Browser for a more accessible video player

A look back at Raphinha’s best Premier League goals as the Leeds winger draws interest from several top clubs after another stellar season

Follow Leeds United with Sky Sports

Follow every Leeds match in the Premier League with our live blogs on the Sky Sports website and app, and watch match highlights for free shortly after full-time.

Want the latest from Leeds? Bookmark our Leeds news pagechecking out Matches of Leeds and The latest results from Leedswatch Leeds goals and videokeep the Premier League table and see what Leeds games are coming up live on Sky Sports

Get all this and more – including notifications sent straight to your phone – by the Sky Sports Scores App and set Leeds as your favorite team.

Hear the best Premier League reaction and expert analysis with the Essential Football and Gary Neville podcasts, stay tuned with our special Transfer Centerfollow the Sky Sports social accounts TwitterInstagram and YouTubeand find out how you get Sky Sports

Follow the summer transfer window with Sky Sports

Who will be on the move this summer when the transfer window opens on June 10th and close around 11 a.m. on Sept. 1?

Keep up to date with all the latest transfer news and rumors in our dedicated Transfer Center blog at Sky Sports’ digital platforms. You can also catch up on the ins, outs and analysis at Sky Sports News.