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Confirmed: Leeds United announce signing of Pontus Jansson

Pontus Jansson

Leeds United have signed Pontus Jansson.

Leeds United have completed the signing of Torino defender Pontus Jansson.

The Swedish centre-back signs on a season long loan, with Leeds having an option to buy as part of the agreement.

Jansson has experience playing in Serie A and should be a useful addition to the club's defence, which is yet to keep a clean sheet in four league and cup matches this season.

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Jansson passed a medical yesterday, and becomes the club's 10th summer signing, following the additions of Luke Ayling and Liam Bridcutt over the past week.

He will be eligible to play this weekend against Sheffield Wednesday, but it will rest on manager Garry Monk whether he decides to throw him straight in.

While some supporters may prefer to see big name stars arriving on permanent deals rather than loans, Leeds have at least been busy in the transfer market and Monk is evidently trying his best to recruit, with the means he has been given.

It will take time for this Leeds side to gel with 10 signings made and potentially more arriving, and the head coach will hope he gets the time needed to help them kick on.

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