Pontus Jansson joined Leeds United on a season-long loan deal from Torino in the summer transfer window.
Jansson joined Championship club Leeds on a season-long loan deal from Italian outfit Torino in the summer transfer window.
The 25-year-old defender has already been a success at Elland Road and has established himself as a key figure in Garry Monk’s team.
The Sweden international is one of the best centre-backs in the Championship and has been a key figure behind Leeds’s rise up in the league table.
Former Wednesday defender Nilsson, who is now 53 years of age, managed Jansson at Malmo, and he believes that the Leeds star is good enough to play in the Premier League.
"He is very competitive and whether it is in training or in matches he wants to win," Nilsson told Sky Sports about Jansson. ”That's what I like about him the most.
“He wants to become a better player. His character is very good and it's great to see him starting to really show his potential.
"I definitely think he can play in the Premier League because he works hard and he wants to get better.
“He's shown everyone at Leeds he can do it there and I think he can do it in the Premier League."
Leeds are going strong in the Championship at the moment and are genuine playoff contenders this season.
The West Yorkshire outfit are currently fifth in the league table with 29 points from 18 matches.
The Whites will return to action on Tuesday evening when they take on Liverpool away from home at Anfield in the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup.
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