By Amir Mir
Leeds are set to complete the permanent signing of Sweden international Pontus Jansson in the January transfer window – and supporters on Twitter are desparetely hoping he signs.
The Yorkshire Evening Post claim the Championship club are expected to land the defender, 25, for a seven-figure fee.
Jansson is only seven matches into a season-long loan from Torino but has made a huge impression during his short time at Elland Road.
Supporters stated that the best piece of business owner Massimo Cellino can do in January is sign the popular defender.
Fans hailed the Sweden international’s partnership with Kyle Bartley as the best pairing the club has seen in many years.
One Leeds supporter revealed that Jansson not signing a deal would be as devastating as the club’s relegation from the Premier League 12 years ago.
Overall, fans were pleased to hear of the news.
Here is a selection of messages from Leeds supporters on Twitter:
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) October 3, 2016
@PhilHayYEP Seen an article saying the YEP claim we are signing jansson on a perm in January, is that true? i hope so!
— Ryan Pinnick (@RPlufc93) October 3, 2016
@PhilHayYEP he loves Leeds fans ! Cellino get the chequebook out!
— phil sullivan (@philsullivan2) 3 October 2016
Jansson looks decent but don't all CBs when they first come on loan to us? #lufc
— #lufc FootballTalk (@LFootballtalk) October 3, 2016
— LUFC since 1986 (@boneyboy80) October 3, 2016
Best bit of business MC can do in January is sign up Bartley, Jansson and Hernandez (and then add Danny Ings)….we can dream #lufc
— Neil (@OooahhBerardi) October 2, 2016
If we don't sign Jansson, for me, it'll be as devastating as any player sale since our PL relegation. Our best defender in 10+ years. #lufc
— The Mad Leeds Fan (@TheMadLeedsFan) October 3, 2016
— Stuart McGillivray (@s2mcg81) October 1, 2016
Garry Monk’s side are 11th in the Championship having picked up 16 points from their opening 11 games this term.
The Yorkshire club have registered five wins in their last six league outings, including beating neighbours Barnsley 2-1 on Saturday.
In other Leeds transfer news, this trio frozen out by official club publication.