Reliable journalist shares Jansson verdict on Leeds future after reported Premier League interest
By Matt Farr
Leeds have responded to reported interest in defender Pontus Jansson by reaffirming the player is fully committed to the club, according to a reliable journalist.
BBC Sport reporter Adam Pope stated on his personal Twitter account on Monday that Leeds believed Jansson was ‘100 per cent’ committed’ to the club, in response to an outraged fan calling for the defender to be sold.
The club say Jansson is 100% committed to #lufc
— Adam Pope (@APOPEY) April 19, 2017
It is believed that the Saints are confident they can attract the 26-year-old defender to St. Mary’s this summer, if Leeds fail to earn promotion to the Premier League.
Jansson has been a star figure at Elland Road this season, having joined the club at the start of the season on loan from Italian outfit Torino.
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But after a wondrous start to the season, Leeds moved to make the transfer permanent at the end of the season on a reported three-year-deal.
However, his pending permanent transfer has not deterred clubs from making a move, with Southampton confident they can prize him away.
The Sun, meanwhile, had reported last Sunday in the print edition of their newspaper (page 57) that the Premier League club were willing to set aside £10.5million for his services.
But Leeds fans should be reassured that Jansson is not looking to quit Elland Road at the end of the season, following Pope’s recent transfer update.
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