Leeds United complete Leo Hjelde swoop

Leeds United complete Leo Hjelde swoop

Defender joins the Whites.

Leeds United are pleased to announce the signing of Leo Hjelde from Scottish Premiership side Celtic for an undisclosed fee.

Hjelde celebrated his 18th birthday this week, by signing a four-year-deal at Elland Road, running until the summer of 2025.

The defender last season spent time on loan from Celtic at fellow Scottish Premiership side Ross County, completing a move in the January transfer window.

He went on to make 12 appearances in all competitions at Victoria Park, helping the Staggies secure their top-flight status.

Hjelde also scored one goal during his time with Ross County, which came in the 3-2 victory against Kilmarnock.

At youth level, Hjelde has won international caps for Norway at Under-16, 17 and 18 level.

He becomes the club’s seventh signing of the summer transfer window and will initially link up with Mark Jackson’s Under-23 side.