Victor Orta & Jesse Marsch on Rasmus Kristensen

Victor Orta & Jesse Marsch on Rasmus Kristensen

Duo on new arrival.

Leeds United director of football Victor Orta and head coach Jesse Marsch have spoken exclusively to the club’s official website, following the announcement Rasmus Kristensen will join the Whites on July 1st 2022.

Kristensen has accepted a five-year-deal, with his Elland Road contract to run until the summer of 2027.

Orta and Marsch were both pleased to get a second signing of the summer transfer window across the line, following the arrival of Brenden Aaronson.

“It is difficult to find a player with this background, who is an international, in the market with a clear price,” said Orta.

“Rasmus trusts the project, he knows the coach and he’s left his comfort zone to try and succeed in the Premier League and at Leeds United and I feel proud of that.

“Other teams wanted him, including teams playing in the Champions League in the top five leagues, but he wants to prove himself in the best league in the world and this makes me very happy with the signing.

“His performances at Red Bull Salzburg made him one of the most influential right-backs in Europe and now in the line-up of his country.

“He has a determination to understand the position, he’s physical, demanding, has a high level with the ball and I hope he is a player fans will fall in love with quickly.  They demand effort and quality, he has both things and he has chosen us.”

Marsch added: “Rasmus is a player who developed a lot over the last three years.

“He established himself at Red Bull Salzburg as one of their best players, a very good Champions League full-back, and a Danish international.

“I am totally convinced that he will continue to grow into a great Premier League full-back as well.”