Newly-signed Leeds United defender Pontus Jansson has revealed on the club’s official website what he knows about the West Yorkshire outfit.
Jansson has joined Leeds on a season-long loan deal from Serie A outfit Torino, as announced on the Championship club’s official website on Thursday.
The 25-year-old centre-back is delighted to have moved to the Whites, and has revealed what he knows about the club.
The Sweden international defender has also suggested that Leeds assistant manager Pep Clotet was important in his decision to move to Elland Road.
Jansson has previously worked under Clotet during his time with homeland outfit Malmo FF.
The defender has also also outlined his target to guide Leeds back to the Premier League.
The West Yorkshire outfit have not featured in the Premier League since 2004 and have become also-rans in the Championship in recent years.
Steven Naismith and Pontus Jansson (L) in action
“I know Pep well from my time with Malmo in Sweden two or three years ago – he’s a good person and a good coach,” Jansson told Leeds’s official website. “I’m looking forward to working with him again.
“I need to play football regularly and I know that Leeds are a big club with big ambitions – they also have a lot of fans in Sweden, so I’m really happy to be here.
“I know the club has a lot of tradition – they won the league in 1992 and I know about the really good team with the likes of Mark Viduka and Harry Kewell. I’m going to learn even more in the coming days!
“I want to help take Leeds back to the Premier League as soon as possible. I’m an aggressive defender and I always give more than 100% for the team that I play for.”
Jansson was named in the Sweden squad for the 2016 European Championship in France in the summer.
The former Malmo defender is a very good player, and he should enhance the quality of the current Leeds squad.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (L) and Pontus Jansson