Leeds United have officially confirmed the signing of Danish international Casper Sloth from Arhaus, with the midfielder joining the Championship side on a 3-year deal.
— Leeds United FC (@LUFC) August 25, 2014
Leeds’s midfield has struggled horribly in recent weeks, with their issues considered to be a big problem behind the Yorkshire side’s recent run of form. Sloth was identified as a target last week, and with his contract set to expire at Arhaus at the end of the coming season, he was seen as a realistic signing.
The 22-year-old is highly rated, but many Arhaus fans believe he has struggled slightly with the step up to the top Danish division.
He has, however, impressed on an international stage, making eight appearances for the Danish national side, showing the pedigree he possesses.
The signing will undoubtedly raise questions over the current Leeds midfield, with all of Luke Murphy, Rodolph Austin, Tommasso Bianchi and Michael Tonge struggling horribly at the weekend. Leeds lost their tie against Watford 4-1, although the scoreline could have been much greater.
Sloth could make his debut against Yorkshire rivals Bradford in the League Cup second round on Wednesday night.