Casper Sloth wants to play in the Premier League, surprised by Championship quality

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Leeds midfielder Casper Sloth has been speaking to Danish media about his time at Elland Road.

Whilst most of Leeds' summer signings arrived from Italian clubs, the Whites did fork out £800,000 on Aalborg midfielder Casper Sloth.

The 22-year-old already has eight caps for Denmark, and had emerged as one of the brightest midfielders in his home country before moving to Elland Road.

Whilst he started regularly for Leeds in the first few months of the season, he's dropped out of favour under Neil Redfearn, leading to some discontent from the youngster.

Now, Sloth has spoken to press back in Denmark about the standard of football in the Championship, and how he does want to end up in the Premier League one day, but needs to play first team football for Leeds first.

"I will be challenged, and the level is somewhat higher than what I came from, but that was the plan," said Sloth. "There are probably not many who see the Championship, so there are not many who are aware of how the league is and how the level is. But if you see it or play in it, you're surprised. There is a high level. Of course I would like to end up in the Premier League, but I was also well aware that it was not possible - I had to start games."

Sloth also noted how Leeds aren't really thinking about promotion just yet, but that the ultimate goal of the Massimo Cellino era is to take the club back to the Premier League, with Sloth suggesting that Leeds are one of the biggest teams in England.

"We are all not thinking of promotion right now, immediately I think the ambition is to establish ourselves in the league and get the team playing together."

"When there has been so many players added, it is clear that it probably will take some time. But next year we can target a top six place. Leeds is a club that would preferably like to be back into the Premier League. It is one of the 10 biggest clubs in England," added the Dane.

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