Phil Hay reports that RedBull Salzburg defender Rasmus Kristensen is a target for Leeds United – a relatively unknown name on these shores, here are five facts on the right-back:
£10m fee, widely expected to leave
Hay reports in his piece on The Athletic’s website that he will cost just £10million this summer. Hay also states that Rasmussen, a four-time Denmark international, is expected to leave Salzburg in the coming months.
Leeds boss Marsch signed Kristensen for Salzburg just a month after replacing Ralf Rangnick as manager of the Austrian club. He worked under Marsch until the American swapped Salzburg for Leipzig, playing 63 times.
West Ham interest
Earlier this year, reports from BILD claim that West Ham want the defender this summer. The Hammers tried to sign him in 2018 but a move fell through. Now, David Moyes is keen on landing the new Leeds target.
Denmark, Netherlands, Austria
Joining Danish side Midtjylland in 2014 as a 14-year-old, he broke into the senior side and played 82 times. He played for a season at Ajax in 2018-19, clocking up 27 games – and then moving to Austria.
Goals and assists
During 2021-22, Rasmussen had a hand in 18 goals from right-back. 10 goals and eight assists, an incredible tally. But nothing new to Rasmussen. He scored seven and laid on 16 assists in his time at Midtjylland.
This is perhaps the most important, of the five facts on Kristensen as Leeds target a move.