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20 Jul 2021 17:52:43
Clu, Alf and anybody else in the know :

What is the latest on Leèds search for a good number 2 goalkeeper.

Is this young Klaessen gk from Norway coming or not? Brexit Work Visa problems? Is he good?

Getting in a good number 2 gk needs sorting asap.

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20 Jul 2021 19:02:41
Work permit supposedly.

20 Jul 2021 22:35:47
Yes, Leeds/ Klaesson will need to get a Governing Body Endorsement (GBE) from the FA, under the regulations the FA was required to devise (as were all sport governing bodies) post-Brexit.

There’s a range of criteria, covering club and National appearances etc. Klaesson should gain points for appearances in Valerenga’s senior team. The Norwegian league is only a Band 5, but having appeared in more than 90% of the matches, he should get 4 points. He will probably also gain points for playing for Norway u21s, and possibly for his appearances with u19s, not clear how many as depends on the time frame used - should be in the last 12 months, but c.v. has impacted some age group fixtures.

He may qualify for points under some of the of the other criteria too and from what I understand, Orta and his team are well versed in the GBE regs, and I would have thought such considerations would have been included in the shortlisting process which identified Klaesson as one of the top 3 goalkeeper targets.

21 Jul 2021 13:37:49
Cheers for the info Clu 👍 highly informative as usual 👏.



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