bees complete shock jansson signing

19:00    09 Jul 2019

Pontus Jansson
Brentford have completed the signing of Sweden international, Pontus Jansson.

The 28-year-old joins the Bees from Sky Bet Championship rivals Leeds United on a three-year deal which includes an additional club option of a further year.

Brentford forked out a reported £5.5million to land the towering centre-back who scored three goals in 39 appearances last season, on his way to being named in the Championship PFA Team of the Season.

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Jansson helped Leeds to a third place finish in the league, but was injured as the Yorkshire club eventually lost in the Play-Offs to Derby County.

In total, the former Torino defender played 120 matches for Leeds, having first come to prominence at Swedish giants Malmo FF.

Thomas Frank, Brentford FC head coach, told the club's official website: “We are very pleased with Pontus’ arrival. The defence is an area that we have been looking to strengthen and we feel that Pontus will bring a lot to the group.

"Pontus will add to the quality and competition for places that we need to adapt to different situations over the course of the season.

“Pontus is a top defender who brings immense professionalism, a great attitude, experience, defensive robustness, leadership qualities, and threat from set pieces to our side."

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