Leeds United Planning To Sign This 23 Y/O Defensive Lynchpin: Right Man To Solidify Their Backline?

Leeds United are on the lookout for summer additions and Union Berlin left-back, Kristian Pedersen has been closely linked with the Championship side. The 23-year-old has appeared in 32 games for the Bundesliga 2 outfit, scoring once and furthering 3 assists.

The Whites need a defensive head to fill up the gaps for the upcoming season. After all, the present campaign has been nothing but worth forgetting about. Nobody in their right mind would have predicted for United to finish 13th in the league table after watching them in the first half of the campaign.

Leeds started the season with great promise under their former boss, Thomas Christiansen and were even in one of the playoff spots. However, once they hit the downshift, they just kept sliding down with no sign of recovery. Paul Heckingbottom’s appointment could not get the side to click either and the fans were left devastated to see their team lose day-in-day-out.

The left-back position has been highly problematic ever since Charlie Taylor quit the side for his high minded Premier League aspirations with Burnley. Leeds managed to sign Laurens De Bock from Belgian side, Club Brugge KV in the winter transfer window but sadly the 25-year-old has proven to be inconsistent.

He was thrown into the line of fire right upon his arrival and unfortunately could not really find his feet immediately. It is understandable that he will take a certain adjustment period but the club could do better by restrengthening the squad with another player.

Pedersen certainly has earned the call-up after his impressive displays for Berlin in the German second division. The 5-time Denmark U21 international has 63 games for Union Berlin and 63 more for HB Kobe (a Danish club based near Copenhagen).

He was primarily spotted at Ringsted IF and was later handed over the professional contract at the age of 20. He took no time to shine for the Danish outfit and quickly made his presence known in the league.

Berlin scouted him early and picked him up for £225,000 in the summer of 2016. Pedersen’s current deal is set to expire after another season which is a positive sign for Leeds.

Read More: Leeds United On Loan Star Extends His Stay At Everton: Huge Blow For Heckingbottom?

Berlin are also not a playoff team any longer after starting the season much like Leeds in such strong fashion. While they will be entitled to a transfer fee from the Peacocks, Heckingbottom and Andrea Radrizzani will have the opportunity of driving the price down significantly for the in-demand left back, which might be favourable for the Peacocks to make a move for him in the near future.

Facebook Comments


Share This Article

Manchester United Set To Offer Mega Deal To 20 Y/O English Forward: Good Move For All Parties?

Next Story »

4-3-3 Predicted Middlesbrough Lineup Vs Aston Villa: Assombalonga To Start Up Front?


  • 21 Y/O Norwich City Ace High On The Radar Of Top PL Clubs Including Manchester City: A Scout Report!

    4 weeks ago

    Norwich City star James Maddison has been linked with a move to the Premier League with a number of clubs interested in securing his services this summer. ...

    Read More
  • How Lazio Can Finish Off A Special Season In The Serie A

    1 month ago

    Who do you think of when asked about the teams that play the best football in Europe? Man City? PSG? Bayern? Barcelona? While those giants of the ...

    Read More
  • Chelsea Maintain Their Interest On This Highly Rated Bundesliga Star: A Scout Report

    3 months ago

    Bayer Leverkusen star Leon Bailey’s rise to fame has seen a number of English clubs, including the defending champions Chelsea, being linked with the Jamaican footballer in ...

    Read More
  • Liverpool Linked With €60m Summer Move For 22 Y/O Portuguese Winger: A Scout Report

    3 months ago

    Liverpool are being linked with a summer move for Sporting CP winger Gelson Martins. According to recent reports, the Reds target has a €60m release clause which can only be activated ...

    Read More
  • Naby Keita, The New Liverpool Signing: Does He Possess All The Ingredients To Become A PL Superstar?

    5 months ago

    Liverpool’s recent cameos in the transfer market have raised a lot of eyebrows, especially after the stunning €78.8m coup of Southampton’s Virgil Van Dijk in the January ...

    Read More