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AS Roma chief believes Leeds loanee will be important for the future of the club

Leeds defender Rasmus Kristensen joined AS Roma on a season-long loan earlier this month.

The defender became the latest departure at Elland Road following Brenden Aaronson, Robin Koch, Diego Llorente and most recently Marc Roca. The Danish international arrived from RB Salzburg last summer but failed to impress as The Whites were relegated to the Championship.

Kristensen was keen on remaining at the club this summer, before the Serie A side expressed interest. AS Roma chief Pinto believes Kristensen will be a key player in the team:

“Rasmus is a footballer that we have followed for a long time, even in his previous football experiences: we finally had the opportunity to bring a mature boy to Rome, with an important background, despite his young age.

“We are convinced that thanks to his contribution, our defence will be stronger and our squad more competitive.”

Kristensen also spoke about his move to the Italian club:

“I am proud to join this historic club: it didn’t take me long to perceive the great tradition that accompanies AS Roma, a company that I have followed with great interest in recent years,”

“The team’s performances have also increased my desire to join this project and I can’t wait for this new adventure to begin”.

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