The Yorkshire Evening Post report that a number of clubs are showing interest in taking Leeds United goalkeeper Kris Klaesson on loan this month – with the Norwegian being overtaken by Joel Robles as back-up to no.1 Illan Meslier.
Klaesson, 22, has struggled since joining Leeds for £1.6m in the summer of 2021. The goalkeeper has only played once at senior level since his move, replacing Meslier in a 3-2 comeback win over Wolves towards the end of last season.
The 17-time Norway U21 goalkeeper has played 28 times for the club’s reserve side. He has kept five clean sheets in that time, conceding more than two goals a game – a huge 57. On Monday, he let in two more as West Brom won 2-1.
Graham Smyth reports on the YEP website that there are clubs willing to sign Klaesson on loan. The goalkeeper has a contract at Elland Road until the summer of 2025. It will be intriguing to see if those clubs are from England, or abroad.
Number of clubs interested in taking Leeds goalkeeper Klaesson on loan
Klaesson desperately need to go on loan until the end of the season. A player that had played 57 times at senior level with Valerenga with Norway before his move to Leeds. He needs first-team football and the platform to go and shine.
At Leeds, with Robles now considered second choice and warming the bench – starting against Cardiff in the FA Cup – Klaesson has no chance of first-team action. He has got to go out on loan and get himself some senior minutes.
Whether English clubs will be convinced by his form in Premier League 2, remains to be seen. But perhaps more likely, a return to his home country could be on the cards – until the summer. A permanent sale? Perhaps, in the summer.