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Pontus Jansson breaks his silence as Leeds United and Brentford seal transfer agreement

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Pontus Jansson has bid a fond farewell to Leeds United on Twitter, while also issuing a rallying call to his new Brentford side after completing his move to Griffin Park.

The London club confirmed on Monday night that they had completed the signing of the Swedish defender on a three year deal with the option of a further 12 months, for an undisclosed fee.

Taking to Twitter to introduce himself to fans of his new club the following morning, Jansson decribed the move as a ‘new adventure’ which he is looking forward to, with a squad and a club that he believes in. The defender also thanked the club for making the transfer happen, promising to give the club 100% every day.

After making 120 appearances in all competitions in his three years at Leeds, Jansson also took the opportunity to pay tribute to now former club Leeds, thanking them for taking him ‘into their hearts’, adding that they had been ‘fantastic since day one’.

The 28-year-old also admitted that ‘loved’ playing for Leeds, saying that the Elland Road side ‘will always be a part of me and my family’, wishing the club all the best for the future.

The Verdict

Despite the somewhat dubious circumstances surrounding his departure, Jansson will be sadly missed at Leeds.

His contribution in the centre of Leeds’ defence was immense at times, particularly during their push for promotion last season, and you feel it will be hugely important for the club to replace him before the start of the new season.

Off the pitch as well, Jansson’s commitment and passion to the club made him a hugely popular amongst the Leeds fan base, and that too will make him a sorely missed presence in the stands at Elland Road next season.

Brentford meanwhile should be hugely encouraged by this signing. Jansson has shown he has the ability to help a side compete for promotion, and the fact that the Bees have taken him from a Championship rival who will be aiming for the top flight next season feels like a big statement of intent.

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