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Leeds Owner Cellino Confirms Capture Of £4 Million Man

Frederik Sorensen

According to Massimo Cellino, owner of Leeds United, the Yorkshire club have confirmed the signing of Frederik Sorensen from Juventus on an initial season long loan, as reported by Phil Hay of the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Sorensen will arrive at the club on loan, with Leeds paying Juventus £500,000 for the privilege. The club also hold an option to make Sorensen’s move permanent next summer for £3.5 million, which would represent the highest transfer fee Leeds have paid since being relegated from the Premier League by a significant distance.

The Danish defender comes to Elland Road after spending two years at Bologna under a co-ownership agreement with the Old Lady of Turin. Sorensen had a disappointing season with Bologna last year, playing far fewer games than the year before, and will be looking to reestablish himself after failing to impose himself significantly since moving to Juventus.

Sorensen would be Leeds’s second signing in two days, after the club confirmed the capture of Nicky Ajose from Peterborough, with the former Manchester United trainee joining Leeds for a reported fee of £150,000.

Report: Leeds On The Cusp Of Signing Elegant Young Defender From Juventus

Leeds United are reportedly on the cusp of signing Frederik Sorensen from Juventus, according to the English translation of journalist Gianluca Di Marzio’s website.

The Yorkshire club are apparently close to securing Sorensen on loan, with Massimo Cellino near to completing the deal. The defender is apparently keen on a move to England, with the Championship side beating Verona and Genoa to the Danish defender. Sorensen spent last season with Bologna as part of a co-ownership agreement with the club.

Juventus seem likely to bring Daniele Rugani back to fill the hole left by Sorensen.

The addition of the 22-year-old would be a boon for Leeds, who lost stalwart defender Tom Lees to Sheffield Wednesday last week.

Sorensen has played 59 games in Serie A over the course of his young career. The 6 foot 4 defender is regarded as a hot prospect, although he has found himself unable to break into Juventus’s first team during their recent success, which has seen them win Serie A three years on the bounce.