Super Swede Pontus Jansson has been a revelation at Leeds United since his arrival from Italian Serie A side Torino in this season’s summer transfer window, initially joining on loan. Because of his outstanding performances at the heart of the Leeds defence, the club announced that Jansson’s loan would be made into a permanent deal at the end of the season for a rumored £3.5million, which is seen as a bargain to most Leeds fans.
However it seems that Leeds are not the only club impressed with Jansson’s performances, with Alan Nixon of The Sun reporting on his twitter account (@reluctantnicko) that Premier League side Southampton are ‘very keen’ on the Swedish international after impressing in his 30 games played so far in England.
The highly reputable journalist states that the permanent deal from Torino to Leeds will happen as agreed, meaning Southampton will have to buy the player from The Whites; who would either ‘keep Jansson or sell for big profit’. It is clear by Nixon’s statement that Southampton are willing to spend big on the defender, but it is yet to be seen whether Leeds will manage to hold on to one of their most prised assets or will not be able to resist the Premier League money and make a big and quick profit.
Pontus has formed a formidable partnership with fellow centre back Kyle Bartley, solving the defensive problems which have troubled the club in recent times. However with captain Bartley only on loan from Premier League side Swansea City and heavy interest emerging in Jansson, will Leeds manage to keep hold of the defensive duo without having to depend on gaining promotion to the top flight this season?