Sign him up: Leeds fans react on Twitter to speculation about £3.5m transfer
By Amir Mir
Leeds have been given the green light to sign Pontus Jansson for £3.5million after he played his 22nd match – and fans on Twitter have urged the club to make the deal happen.
The Yorkshire Evening Post claim that “should now allow” Leeds to trigger the option in Jansson’s loan contract that enables them to sign him permanently from Italian club Torino.
The 25-year-old played the full match for the Whites during their the 2-0 win against Nottingham Forest on Wednesday night.
Jansson has been a key figure for Garry Monk’s side as he aims to help the club make a return to the Premier League.
Fans on Twitter were aware that the 22nd appearance for Jansson means that they can sign him up on a permanent basis.
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Many were urging the club to get the job done and sign up the popular defender who has become a big hit since his arrival in the summer.
Overall, supporters were pleased that he had played his landmark game for the club, but they were all in agreement that they wanted him to put pen to paper.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) January 26, 2017
So when we signing Jansson then? #lufc ✍️
— Liam (@Liamdestroyer39) January 25, 2017
we always had a right to sign him permanently we can just sign him for 3.5 million now
— Luke Antony Wroe (@luke_lufc_wroe) January 26, 2017
*cough, can we sign jansson now? cough cough* #lufc
— Alistair Woods (@alistair_woods) January 25, 2017
— JamesMcAuley (@J_McAuley25) January 25, 2017
Give Jansson a pen now #lufc
— UPS & DOWNS (@muzzlufc) January 25, 2017
2️⃣0️⃣ – Woods 20th
???? – Dukes screamer
???? – Leeds 3rd
???? – Can Jansson top our night off?#lufc
— Michael Graves (@gravesie363) January 25, 2017
— Tom Cade (@tom_cade) January 25, 2017
The Sweden international has helped his team to third in the Championship table, eight points ahead of seventh-placed Derby as a top six finish is looking likely.
Jansson’s combative defending and calmness on the ball has seen him play 22 games in all competitions for the club this season.
During those matches, he has scored two goals, both coming in the Championship and against recently relegated sides Norwich and Aston Villa.
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