Leeds accepted an offer for a long-range goal for the goalkeeper
Leeds United are reportedly close to signing Christopher Claesson from Norwegian club Valerenga after accepting an offer for the goalkeeper.
The Whites are looking for a new goalkeeper after allowing Kiko Casilla to join Spanish side Elche on loan.
Casilla was the club’s number one player for most of its promotion, but was banned in February last year for racially abusing Charlton’s Jonathan Lecco.
Leeds Elan Mesler signed from Lorient five months later, with the 21-year-old going on to set himself up as Bielsa’s number one goalkeeper.
Claesson was shortlisted by the club’s director of football Victor Orta for a while A backup guard is a top priority this summer.
Newcastle United’s Freddy Woodman and Levante star Danny Cardenas have also been linked with a move to Elland Road.
However, according to football insideLeeds’ bid for the 20-year-old has been accepted.
Furthermore, the Yorkshire Club is said to have already applied for Clayson’s work permit.
Elsewhere, former Tottenham midfielder Jimmy O’Hara has claimed it Bielsa is a “world class” coach who “needs” a move to a big club.
“He should be at Bielsa’s big club, right? He should be at a club like Barcelona, let’s be honest,” O’Hara said. TalkSPORT.
“Tottenham is a bigger club than Leeds… It would be a step forward. Jose Mourinho wouldn’t go to be Leeds manager, would he?
“I’m not saying Leeds is not a big club and I’m not saying Bielsa needs to leave, I’m saying he should be at a club like Barcelona. He is a wonderful manager and Leeds is very lucky to have him.
“I love him at Spurs but he will never leave Leeds to go to Spurs. There is not enough ambition at Spurs.
“He is a world-class manager.
“I think he has a kind of love relationship with this club, the city and the fans. They all love him and I think he loves them.
“But if someone like Barcelona, Real Madrid or PSG knocks, I’m sorry, because you won’t stay at Leeds United, you’re going.”