By Danny Wright

24th Mar, 2018 | 10:58am

Radrizzani must open instant talks with in-demand Leeds star or risk losing him

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Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani has not been in the fans’ good books lately.

Although the initial signs were good when the Italian business bought the club last year, he has since been exposed as being a bad loser, a keyboard warrior and someone who does not appear what he was first cracked up to be.

One way that Radrizzani can win back the faith of the supporters is to sort out the future of Pontus Jansson, or at least make some kind of statement on in to put fans’ minds at rest.

Jansson, 27, has told  Swedish news outlet Expressen that he wants to “hear from the club” about their vision for next season and Radrizzani must not wait around and instantly open talks with the first-team star.

The Sweden international’s agent Martin Dahlin has previously confirmed that there is “great” interest in his client, and if there are signs that he is unhappy at Elland Road or alienated by the lack of progress, the in-demand defender will not find it hard to find a move elsewhere.

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If Radrizzani does not look to speak to Jansson as soon as possible then he could risk losing the centre-back.

Although his performances are not as good as last season’s under Garry Monk, Jansson is still a key part of this squad and is one of the main reasons that fans have started dreaming about a return to the Premier League.

It will not be good enough for Paul Heckingbottom or Victor Orta to resolve Jansson’s future – it must be down to the owner.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites must ensure that this major error is only a one-off when they released this Premier League centre-forward.

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