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Leo Hjelde joins Sunderland

Leo Hjelde joins Sunderland
Leo Hjelde joins Sunderland

Defender leaves in permanent deal.

Leeds United can confirm Leo Hjelde has joined fellow Sky Bet Championship side Sunderland, in a permanent deal.

The 20-year-old moved to the Whites in the Summer of 2021, from Scottish side Celtic. He initially linked up with the Under-21s at Thorp Arch, before progressing into the senior side. 

Hjelde made his first team debut in January 2022, away at West Ham United in the Emirates FA Cup, before following that up with a Premier League debut just a week later against the same opponents.

In total, Leo made eight appearances for the club, whilst he also spent time out on loan with Rotherham United during the 2022/23 campaign.

Everyone at Leeds United would like to wish Leo the best of luck on Wearside and in his future career.