Exclusive: Leeds player seals big pay hike as he agrees terms of multi-million pound transfer
EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke
Pontus Jansson haas sealed a big pay hike after agreeing the terms of a £5.5million transfer from Leeds United to Brentford, Football Insider can reveal.
Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa has sanctioned the sale of the Sweden international to their Championship play-off rivals after a breakdown in their relationship.
A Leeds source has told Football Insider that the club have accepted Brentford’s £5.5million bid and Jansson has also agreed personal terms with the London outfit.
He has accepted a long-term contract offer from the Bees worth more than £20,000-a-week, which is a considerable rise on his current Leeds deal.
The 28-year-old penned a five-year Elland Road agreement in the autumn of 2017, soon after his initial season-long loan from Torino was converted into a permanent £3million transfer.
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That deal still has three more years to run, but Leeds have decided to cash in on Jansson in the same week in which they have sold Jack Clarke to Tottenham for £9million rising to a potential £12million.
Clarke will spend next season at Elland Road after Leeds negotiated a season-long loan back as part of the transfer, but Jansson will not play for the club again.
He has been told not to return to training by the Yorkshire giants, and will instead remain in his Swedish homeland before heading to Brentford to finalise the move.
In the latest Leeds United news, it can be REVEALED that a £6million-valued Elland Road ace has been given just a few days to find a new club.