According to reports by Corriere dello Sport (via. Sportwitness), Salernitana have expressed interest in signing Leeds United’s young defender Leo Hjelde. The 19-year-old has already made five appearances for Leeds United’s first team but has been featuring primarily for the U21 side.
While the report does not mention any specific transfer fee, it indicates that Hjelde has captured Salernitana’s attention and they are intrigued by his potential. The level of interest is described as being significant enough to warrant monitoring, particularly depending on the plans of the next Leeds manager once appointed.
If the new manager prioritizes youth development, Hjelde may have a better chance of breaking into the first team and gaining more opportunities. Alternatively, the manager may focus on maximizing the contributions of experienced players in order to secure Leeds United’s return to the Premier League without taking unnecessary risks.
The potential move to Salernitana could offer Hjelde a new opportunity to further his development and gain valuable playing time in Serie A.
However, the final decision will depend on various factors, including the ambitions and strategies of both clubs involved, as well as the plans of the incoming Leeds United manager.