'Big Kyle next to him' - Leeds fans react to Twitter post about Pontus Jansson
By Amir Mir
Leeds fans on Twitter have told Pontus Jansson they cannot wait for him to return to the club next season.
The Elland Road faithful were reacting to a Twitter post from his girlfriend, Asa Thornell as they all sent positive messages about the defender.
Jansson has been a popular figure at Leeds since moving on loan from Serie A side, Torino last summer.
— Åsa Thornell (@asathornell) May 10, 2017
His style of play added with the manner in which he celebrates after matches has warmed the hearts of those in Yorkshire.
He made his loan move from the Italian club permanent in February as fans were eager for him to return next term.
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Jansson has been playing alongside, Kyle Bartley at the heart of the club’s defence for the majority of the campaign.
With the season now over, Bartley has returned to his parent club, Swansea, with his loan deal set to expire in June.
One fan believes the duo were the best centre-back pairing in the league as they are praying that ‘big Kyle’ will be ‘next to him’ at the start of next season.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Hee ! Hee ! Can't wait for next season when we start with Pontus from the beginning ????
— SMILEY BADGE ???????????????????????????? (@BadgeSmiley) May 10, 2017
Hopefully with big Kyle next to him. Best cb pairing in the league ????????
— Bobby (@bobby_wilson1) May 10, 2017
Just need better back up for Wood up to top & we will win the league ????
— MIKEYFUCKINGWOODFORD (@MJWOODFORD1988) May 10, 2017
— Helen Walker (@hellsbelles92) May 10, 2017
— Ant Leeds (@ant82LUFC) May 10, 2017
— chr15muk ???? (@chr15muk) May 10, 2017
make sure you come back #mot
— Philip bainbridge (@bains1980) May 10, 2017
Garry Monk’s side missed out on a play-off place by five points but overall, they had a successful campaign.
Jansson played a big part in that success, representing the Yorkshire club on 34 occasions in the Championship.
During those matches, he helped his team secure 12 clean sheets as he also scored three goals during the season.
Those strikes came against Norwich, Aston Villa and Blackburn Rovers, all away from home as his team went on to secure seven points from those encounters.
In other Leeds news, Kyle Bartley has delivered his verdict on the club’s owner Andrea Radrizzani.