Big news today, such great news too, Pontus Jansson has committed to a new five-year-deal with the football club. The news comes as he is struggling for the first time in his Leeds career, but we all knows he’s just having a wobble, and the real Pontus Jansson will be back sooner rather than later.

Jansson played in the defeat at Leicester last night and the news was announced at noon today that he had put pen to paper on the new deal. I was shocked when I saw the news but the more I think about it the more it makes sense. Along with Sam Saiz he is one of the most important players at the football club and for the future of the football club. You build teams around Samu Saiz, Pontus Jansson and of course Ronaldo Vieira. With that through the spine of your team you have the chance to win any game, and the thought of that, with us adding around players like that does get you excited for the future.

Jansson was one of the only players to either not be signed by Andrea Radrizzani or not given a new deal under the new regime. He signed a three-year-deal with the club in advance when Massimo Cellino was dealing with contracts and it’s only fair Jansson got a new deal like the rest, because there are players who have had new deals who are far less important to the side than Jansson. The deal sees his contract run through until 2022, and we can now concentrate on the future knowing that every player at the club is currently tied down for a safe amount of time.

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Born in Gibraltar, raised in Scotland from a very young age. Been a huge fan of Leeds United since I could walk and talk, thanks to my Dad, the English half of me. After a few years in Australia I moved to Leeds, the trips from Scotland down to the city a few times a season didn't cut it. Love the city. Love the people, and the 12 hour round trip to Elland Road is about a 20 minute round trip. Love writing about the club, the more I write the more I feel comfortable doing it. As long as it's enjoyable I'll continue to do so, keep looking to step it up and progress as well. Leeds United is more than just a football team for me, as is it with so many others.

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