'Brilliant', 'Next Leeds legend in the making' - Fans react to Twitter revelation from player's wife
By Richard Parks
Pontus Jansson’s wife has revealed on Twitter that they are expecting their first child later this year – and Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to express their congratulations to the couple.
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 reveal the date the baby is expected, which would be the first for the couple, but it appears that it is due in the autumn.
Fatherhood beckons for Janssonhttps://t.co/iaETsBbmOf
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) April 2, 2018
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 that has left their play-off dream in tatters.
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Jansson, who is renowned for his straight-talking, admitted during the recent international break he will hold talks with owner Andrea Radrizzani at the end of the season even though he signed a new five-year contract last October.
Leeds fans replied en masse to Ms Thornell’s message, with one reminding the couple that “the city of Leeds is a fantastic place to bring up your family’, while another joked that the baby is “the next Leeds legend in the making”.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Congratulations to you both and remember the city of Leeds is a fantastic place to bring up your family ????????⚽
— Johnathan Hemstock (@johnieboy1969) April 2, 2018
Wow congratulations to you both. Fantastic news ????
— FionaCK (@FionaCK) April 2, 2018
— Alex Swinden (@AlexSwinden) April 2, 2018
Congratulations. Lovely news x ???? #MOT
— TheAngryMop (@TheAngryMop) April 2, 2018
Congratulations to both of you one more to join us Marching on together MOT
— Trotter7 (@Trotter7utd) April 2, 2018
— Damo G C P (@GoDamien) April 2, 2018
Massive congratulations to the both of you!! Next Leeds legend in the making
— Dan Brockman (@BrockmanDan) April 2, 2018
Sign him up ????
— Lufc (@leedsufc61) April 2, 2018
Awesome news!! Congratulations to you both ????????
— dan jones (@dan_jones85) April 2, 2018
— Barney (@BarneyStuart21) April 2, 2018
Jansson is next in action on Tuesday night when Leeds travel to high-flying Fulham aiming to build upon their 2-1 Good Friday win against Bolton at Craven Cottage.
United are 12th in the table after the Bank Holiday Monday fixtures, while Fulham are third and seven points adrift of the second automatic promotion spot.
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.