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Leeds United new boy Pearce admits move from Portsmouth hard to turn down

Jason Pearce has admitted his move from Portsmouth to Leeds United was an extremely tough one to turn down.

The 24-year old defender officially joined the Whites from relegated Pompey late last week and is now delighted to be a part of such a big Championship club.

"The pull of Leeds United is there for a lot of players," he told the Yorkshire Evening Post.

"There aren't too many, not in this division, who wouldn't think about coming here.

"I had other clubs interested but this was the place for me. Even when the other clubs came forward there was no turning back. Leeds showed an interest a month or so ago and I've been wanting to get it done for a while.

"I think the gaffer wants young, hungry lads who want to succeed and that's how see myself. It's what I'm about and I can't wait to get started."

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