Keeper Kasper Schmeichel believes he has joined "one of the biggest clubs in the country" in Leeds United. The Denmark Under-21 international has signed a two-year contract after impressing last season at League Two champions Notts County, for whom he joined from Manchester City in the summer of 2009.

Schmeichel told the club's official website: "I've been talking to clubs and when the question was raised about interest from Leeds I said yes.

"I've grown up in England, know a lot about English football and I know Leeds is one of the biggest clubs in the country.

"There were other opportunities, but Leeds has everything. It's a massive club and has a massive fan base."

Schmeichel, whose dad Peter won five Premier League titles and the Champions League with Manchester United, added: "My dad comes and watches when he can. As soon as Leeds came in he asked me what I wanted to do and he said he couldn't agree more. He said it was the best club to be at now."