By Russell Edge

Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen has revealed that the club are making progress in securing their top talents to new deals at Elland Road.

Wednesday saw Swedish defender Pontus Jansson sign a five-year deal with the Whites, becoming the latest in a line of players to commit their futures to the club.

Christiansen boldly stated that offering new deals to their stars shows that the club have faith in them and that the Whites expect to be rewarded for their loyalty with impressive performances on the pitch.

He also revealed that there were ongoing talks to get more players committed after Jansson’s signing, as Leeds look to secure a bright future with the best players at their disposal.

The Danish boss told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “It shows that the club believes in them and that they have the trust.

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“Then it is the player who has to deliver on the pitch. We think in the future of the club.

“We have made several important movements in the renewal of players and he is one of them.”

Leeds will be hoping that Jansson’s new deal will help him produce his best performances as they look to get their promotion bid back on track.

They had led the Championship before a run of four defeats in five games saw them slip down the table, halting their run with a 3-0 win away at Bristol City last weekend.

They will be looking to build on their impressive result at Ashton Gate on Friday, when they play host to Sheffield United, who sit one place and four points ahead of Christiansen’s side in third in the second tier table.

In other Leeds United news, the club are scouting a bargain deal for a midfield enforcer.

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