Kyle Bartley thrilled to move to Leeds United

According to the club website, new Leeds signing Kyle Bartley has said that he is relishing the opportunity to work under Garry Monk and Pep Clotet again after completing his season long loan move from Swansea City.

Bartley moved to Swansea from Arsenal in 2012, whilst Gary Monk was the captain of the club.

The centre back also played under the new Leeds boss and his assistant, Clotet, when they took charge of the Welsh club in 2014.

Bartley admits that there was interest in him from other clubs, but stated that he had no doubts about where he wanted to be spending the next season of his footballing career.

“It feels fantastic to be here,” said the 25 year old when speaking to the club website.

“I found out about a week ago that Leeds were interested and, straightaway, it was something that I was really looking forward to.”

“I’m just happy to be here now and have everything signed. “There were a few other teams interested but as soon as I spoke to the gaffer, I told my agent that this was the only club for me.”

“With the massive history of the club and how big the club is, it was a no brainer for me. “I want to come here and play week-in, week-out in what we hope will be a really successful season for the club.

“I wouldn’t have come here if I didn’t think we could have a good season. I know how the manager is and what his mentality is. He won’t want anything less than the very best day in, day out.”

“I think as long as everyone pulls in the same direction, which I know they will, then we can do really well.”

Kyle Bartley added: “As soon as I spoke to Garry and Pep, I knew this would be the place for me.”

“I’ve worked with them over the last two seasons and they’ve been absolutely fantastic. I can’t say enough good things about them.”

“It’s a great set up here. All of the lads seem really good and obviously I already know the coaching staff.”

Bartley was quizzed about his style of play, he likened himself to former Leeds defender Rio Ferdinand.

“My idol growing up was Rio Ferdinand, so I tried to base my game around him. But it just depends on each game really. I try to defend first but I also want to play out from the back. It all depends on the game and what the manager wants.”

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