By Will Butcher
Leeds must pay £3.6million to complete the signing of Sweden international Pontus Jansson, according to a report.
Swedish outlet Skanesport claim that Leeds are contractually obliged to buy Jansson permanently if he makes 20 appearances for the team during his loan spell.
It is said that the fee is set at £40million Swedish Krona, equivalent to £3.6million, and that £180,000 of that sum is due to Jansson’s first club Malmo.
“I’m still on loan,” Jansson told Swedish outlet Fotbollskanalen last month. “But there is a clause that says that if I play 20 games, Leeds must buy me.”
Leeds are on course to complete the deal before the turn of the year as the 25-year-old has been in fine form for the Yorkshire giants since his transfer last month.
Leeds’ number 18 is set to make his sixth appearance for Garry Monk’s side against Bristol City on Tuesday night after emerging as a first choice at the back alongside fellow loanee Kyle Bartley.
Jansson and Bartley have pushed Liam Cooper down the pecking order, while Sol Bamba abruptly quit the club the day after the transfer window shut.
The defender joined Torino from Swedish side Malmo in the summer of 2014 on a free and still has two years left on his current contract.
Jansson built a name for himself in Sweden, where he starred in 89 fixtures and won three league titles as well as a domestic cup during his five-year stay.
In other Leeds transfer news, this injury-prone star is set to make his return to football on Monday night.