Done deal: Leeds agree transfer with long-term clause
By Dominic Toner
Pontus Jansson has joined Leeds in a loan-to-buy deal, it was announced on Thursday morning.
The defender, 25, has become the Yorkshire club’s 10th summer signing after putting the finishing touches to the transfer.
Torino have announced on their official website that Jansson has agreed a season-long loan move to Elland Road but there is an option for a permanent transfer next summer.
— Leeds United (@LUFC) August 18, 2016
Jansson is an eight-time Sweden international and played in nine encounters for the Serie A club last season.
He moved to Italy from Swedish side Malmo in the summer of 2014 in a free transfer move and he still has two years left on his current contract.
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The defender built a name for himself in Sweden, where he starred in 89 fixtures and won three league titles as well as a domestic cup during his five-year stay.
Jansson will now compete with centre-backs Sol Bamba, Liam Cooper and Kyle Bartley for a starting position.
Leeds completed their ninth deal on Tuesday morning when they finalised the permanent transfer of Liam Bridcutt from Sunderland.
Monk has now made ten signings this summer with the additions of Jansson and Bridcutt, also bringing in Bartley, Rob Green, Matt Grimes, Hadi Sacko, Kemar Roofe, Marcus Antonsson, Luke Ayling, Pablo Hernandez.
In other Leeds transfer news, a young prospect who was recently released by the club has agreed to move to a top-five side.