Leeds United's new signing Chris Wood comments on meeting Massimo Cellino

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The New Zealand international signed for Leeds earlier today.

Leeds United continued their recruitment drive this summer earlier today, after confirming the signing of Leicester City striker Chris Wood on a four-year deal.

The New Zealand international has now been talking about his move to BBC Radio Leeds, in particular about events behind the scenes.

But he seemed in no doubt that the club is heading in the right direction:

“I can see the club is heading in the right direction.

“I can ultimately say that behind the scenes everything is getting sorted out and that’s what I like to see.

“Last season I heard the reports like everybody, it didn’t look right at Leeds. But I came in here, done my research, looked behind the scenes, spoke to the owner and I feel it is on the right path and it’s turned a corner.”

Last season was a tumultuous one for Leeds fans. They saw their club cut through manager after manager and then when a popular one was finally installed in Neil Redfearn he eventually fell out with the controversial owner Massimo Cellino.

Wood however says he thoroughly enjoyed meeting the Italian and believes his heart is in the right place at Elland Road:

“He’s [Cellino] a very passionate person. But when I met him, completely different, not what I expected.

“He was reserved, he was talking nicely, he speaks well. Yeah he is passionate about the club, but I think that is a brilliant thing to see in an owner. He wants this club to be where it needs to be.”

Wood will be hoping to finally settle down and play regular football now he is at Leeds. His time at Leicester has always been sketchy, but loan spells at Brighton, Birmingham and Millwall have all been fruitful.

Leeds fans will hope the 23-year-old is right about the future of the club and that the Kiwi will guide them to success.

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