Kristian Pedersen could be joining Leeds in the summer, according to Bild.
The Danish defender currently plays for Union Berlin in the German second division, where he has been for the past two seasons. However, he only has a year remaining on his contract, which has got Leeds interested, and the side from the German capital are willing to cash in.
Union Berlin are currently ninth in the second division with one game remaining, but can neither get promoted or go down. Therefore, the financial attraction of England is likely to draw Pedersen away. He made 31 league appearances for Union Berlin this season and managed to score once as well as provide three assists.
This has the potential to be another failure from the board because they have looked for bargains in the second divisions of other European countries without much success previously. At the very least it’s a risky move, but Leeds do have Tom Pearce, so they won’t have to rely on Pedersen if he fails to match the standard they require.
A move for Pedersen suggests that the Leeds board haven’t learned any lessons about their transfer recruitment strategy which is bad news for the fans because the team needs serious improvements.