Flo's on a rescue mission
By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Tore Andre Flo says he has joined Leeds in order to help them steer clear of danger.
Tore Andre Flo says he has joined Leeds on a rescue mission to pull the Yorkshire side clear of the Championship relegation zone.
United boss Dennis Wise recruited his former Chelsea team-mate from Valerenga on Wednesday in a bid to improve his striking options.
Flo, who claims to be a big fan of the once-mighty club, has joined until the end of the season and is determined to help Leeds avoid the drop.
"The position at the moment is not too good, everyone knows that, but I will do everything I can to help them and I believe that together we can get out of this position," Flo told the club's official website.
"Everyone in Norway likes to look at English football so I am very happy to get this chance to play in this country again.
"I'm very keen to do well here and I can't wait to start - even training is good here because it is such a beautiful training complex.
"This is a really big club with all the best facilities - you can feel when you walk through the door that this is a club that belongs at the top of English football."
After signing the former Chelsea and Sunderland man, Wise revealed that the tall striker was already making waves in training.
"Tore is a goalscorer with a lot of ability. Some of the lads here were gob smacked when they saw some of his touches in training and his finishing. I think they were taken aback a little bit by him," said the Leeds boss.
"I don't want to put too much pressure on him but I am sure he will do very well for us."
Wise also expressed his delight at the imminent capture of Portuguese international defender Armando Sa from Espanyol.
"He's a very good right-back and has a lot of ability," Wise added.
"He can also play on the right side of midfield which is also unusual. He reminds me a bit of Dan Petrescu in the way he plays."