Wife of Leeds talisman Jansson posts huge news on Twitter

By Richard Parks

Pontus Jansson’s wife has revealed on Twitter that they are expecting their first child later this year.

Asa Thornell, who got married to the Leeds United defender last June, posted a message on Twitter on Monday afternoon that stated, ‘A little mini Jansson comes later this fall’ alongside images of the baby scan and clothes.

Ms Thornell did not name the date the baby is expected, which would be the first for the couple, but it appears that it is due in the autumn.

It remains to be seen as to whether Jansson, 27, will still be at Leeds when he becomes a father.

The giant defender’s future is shrouded in some doubt after an underwhelming campaign for the club and he admitted during the recent international break he will hold talks with owner Andrea Radrizzani at the end of the season.

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The big question is whether Jansson will still be wearing a Leeds jersey when he becomes a father for the first time, seemingly in the opening month or two of next season. With the centre-back certain to be named in the Sweden squad for the World Cup – his place in the starting XI is far less secure – events will be out of Leeds’ control for June and the start of July. Playing alongside top internationals and in an environment of ambition and high performance, Jansson is likely to have his head turned, especially if he makes the Sweden side, and performs to his maximum level. The giant defender’s second season has not lived up to his excellent first one, but he is the club’s prize asset, and the one most likely to attract widespread Premier League interest in the summer window. Jansson and his wife might be shopping for a new house, as well as baby clothes in the coming months.

In other Leeds United transfer news, the club are working on a deal to sign an English centre-back who has been the best in the league this season.

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