New Leeds United signing Pawel Cibicki reveals who enticed him to move to Elland Road
New Leeds United signing Pawel Cibicki has revealed he gained encouragement from fellow Swede Pontus Jansson prior to completing his move from Malmo.
Cibicki signed for the Whites early on Thursday morning on an undisclosed fee, believed to be in the region of £1.45m.
The Swedish Under 21 international has signed a four-year contract at Elland Road.
“I am very happy that I can be here at this fantastic club and I know that Leeds have a very good big history,” said Cibicki.
“I hope to make a new one when I come here now and I hope to bring Leeds back to the Premier League.
“I have seen the team - they have had a very good start and we need to do it for 30 games more.
“Of course I have my good friend here Pontus Jansson and I have spoken with him and he’s helped me. He tells me it’s very good and he’s going to take care of me here and so on.”
Who is Pawel Cibicki? The guile and goals of Leeds United’s new Swedish strikerCibicki missed training with Malmo on Wednesday amid speculation the attacking player could join the Whites. Reports in Sweden suggested that the Swede would join Leeds in a deal worth £1.45m.
Cibicki was linked with a move to both Manchester United and Ajax earlier year after representing his country in the Euro Under-21s in Poland.
Napoli, Celta Vigo and Real Betis were also all thought to be keen.
On his style of play, Cibicki added: “I can play in every forward place - I can play upfront, I can play on the left or right wing or as a striker.
“I hope I can bring some speed to the team.
“I think I am a very clever football player and I hope I can help the team to score many goals.”