Breakdown in relationship forces Leeds to sell star in £5.5m deal

Date published: Saturday 6th July 2019 2:46 - Oli Fisher

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Leeds United defender Pontus Jansson is set to leave the club ‘in the next 48 hours’ for a fee of £5.5million, one journalist has revealed.

The Whites enjoyed a stellar opening half to the 2018/19 campaign to lead the Championship table at Christmas, something Jansson was a big part of.

It wasn’t to be though, as an inconsistent spell from new year onwards saw them overtaken by first Norwich and latterly Sheffield United to see them finish in third. Their second crack at promotion via the play-offs fell at first hurdle in the shape of Derby.

Jansson has been linked with a possible exit in the past, but he seemed to quell those rumours last month when he predicted an “incredibly exciting year” for Leeds this coming season.

However, journalist Phil Hay has now claimed that Jansson is in fact set to leave the club in the next two days following a fallout between the two parties.

In a tweet, he revealed: “As best I can tell, the relationship between Jansson and the club has broken down.

“There are things Leeds aren’t happy about in terms of attitude etc and I’d expect a parting of ways very soon.”

He then followed that up by stating: “Offer on the table for Pontus Jansson from another English club and his exit from Leeds United set to be confirmed in the next 48hrs. Told the bid is £5.5m.”

Jansson has made 115 Championship appearances for the West Yorkshire club, scoring nine times in the process following his arrival from Torino, initially on loan before being made into a permanent deal.

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