By Craig Scott

19th Feb, 2020 | 10:00pm

Pontus Jansson names 'fatherly' Leeds player as best team-mate of his career

Pontus Jansson has named Leeds United defender Gaetano Berardi as the best team-mate he has had in his career.

Jansson, 29, joined Brentford in the summer transfer window after three years at Elland Road where he played a role in helping the club become the serious promotion contenders they are now.

The Swedish centre-back may be playing for promotion rivals Brentford but he still has fond memories of his time in Yorkshire and especially the relationship he had with Berardi.

“I would say Gaetano Berardi at Leeds,” Jansson said, as shown via The Sun’s official Twitter account when asked who his career-best team-mate is.

“He was like a fatherly style to me, even though he was only two years older than me. But he was always the one taking care of me in the tough, tough moments so I would say him.”

It is good to see that Jansson still smiles when he thinks back about his time at Leeds because he was a great player for the Whites and it is just a shame that it ended in the way that it did.

Jansson claimed that he was sold by the Whites because they needed the money, which makes sense because he was replaced in the defence by loanee Ben White.

White has done a magnificent job at Elland Road, doing so well that the impact of Jansson’s exit has not really been felt by the team.

If anything, they are better without Jansson, which is proven by the club’s position in the Championship table right now.

As long as they don’t stop Leeds from going up, it would be great to see Jansson in the Premier League with us next season at Brentford.

In other Leeds United news, Lee Johnson has raved about this Whites ace he admits he wanted to two-foot on Saturday.