Rasmus Kristensen has been told that his lack of game time at Leeds United could see him lose his place in Denmark’s National side moving forward – so should the summer signing consider leaving Elland Road at the end of the season?
Kristensen, 25, joined Leeds in a reunion between himself and Jesse Marsch – having worked together at Salzburg. It started well in pre-season, a marauding right-back with huge power. But his form quickly dipped as the league started.
Caught out of position on occasion, and failing to provide an impact in the final third, Kristensen has since lost his place in the starting XI with Luke Ayling fit. He has failed to start a league game for Leeds since the turn of the year.
Kristensen has been a regular for Denmark of late, starting nine of Denmark’s last 12 games – coming on as a sub in the other three. He started all three of Denmark’s World Cup group games. Now, his starting spot is certainly in doubt.
Ex-Denmark star Morten Bruun told TV2 in his home nation that Kristensen’s lack of game time may cost his place in the National Team. Manager Kasper Hjulmand likes his players to be regularly playing, to pick them for Denmark.
“There was a great belief in Rasmus Nissen Kristensen. But doubts have arisen now, because Hjulmand does not want to select players who are decidedly reserves with their club team,” Bruun told TV2 on Kristensen, as per Inside Futbol.
Kristensen told lack of Leeds game time could see him lose Denmark place
Kristensen will have joined Leeds last summer with the intention of making a mark on the Premier League and in turn, strengthening his place in Denmark’s National side. But warming the bench is going to do neither at Elland Road.
Ayling will turn 32 in the summer and while he has penned a new one-year deal, an in-form Kristensen surely overtakes Ayling. It is whether £10m Kristensen will now be given the platform to reach that level. It may take an injury to Ayling.
But with the summer approaching, Kristensen may have to consider his future. He will value his place in the National Team and if it means leaving Leeds to stay in the Denmark team then maybe, so be it. It might tempt him to leave.