Leeds clinch first January transfer: Personal terms agreed, £3.4m deal completed imminently - report
By Alex Stevens
Pontus Jansson has agreed the terms of a three-year contract with Leeds, according to his agent Martin Dahlin.
Swedish publication Fotbollskanalen quote Dahlin as saying that an agreement is now in place for Jansson to become a permanent Leeds player and the club’s first signing of the January window.
It is said that the terms of the £3.4million transfer are fixed and the deal will come into force when the on-loan centre-back has made 22 appearances for the Yorkshire giants.
This is contrary to previous reports, which stated that Leeds had an option to sign Jansson permanently when he had played 20 games for the club.
The Sweden international made his 20th appearance in Monday’s 3-0 win over Rotherham, as Garry Monk’s sign stepped up their promotion challenge.
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Fotbollskanalen report that he must play two more matches before Leeds pay a fixed sum of £3.4million to his parent club Torino.
Jansson has made a huge impact at Elland Road since joining on a season-long loan from the Serie A outfit, establishing a formidable centre-back partnership with Kyle Bartley and being an integral member of a team that is fifth in the Championship and has genuine promotion hopes.
Jansson has made it publicly clear that he wants to join Leeds permanently and this report suggests the deal will now go through imminently.
The Yorkshire giants’ next two matches comes on Monday when they travel to Cambridge for a third-round FA Cup clash before hosting Derby in the Championship on Friday of next week.
In other Leeds transfer news, the club are in advanced talks to sign a Bundesliga assists machine.