Pontus Jansson agrees permanent deal at Leeds United
By James Dale
Last Updated: 02/02/17 10:16pm
Pontus Jansson will stay at Leeds United beyond his loan deal after agreeing a three-year contract at the club.
The centre-back has become a crowd favourite at Elland Road since arriving on a temporary deal from Italian side Torino, helping the club rise into the play-off positions in the Sky Bet Championship.
Jansson's loan deal was due to expire at the end of the season, but the club have confirmed the 25-year-old will stay in Yorkshire on a permanent basis until the end of the 2019-20 campaign.
The Sweden international has made 23 appearances for Leeds this season, and scored a last-minute winner in their 2-1 win over Blackburn Rovers on Wednesday.
The former Malmo defender's new permanent contract will get underway in the summer when his loan deal officially comes to an end.
Leeds sit fourth in the table having won four of their last five league fixtures under manager Garry Monk and will meet Huddersfield, who sit just one place below them, on Sunday, live on Sky Sports 2.