Until now that is. Daily Telegraph journalist Matt Law is reporting that Fulham are interested in signing Leeds United’s dominating central defender Pontus Jansson.
Jansson played in 39 of their games last year as the team finished third in the table. However, he didn’t play a minute of the two play-off semi-finals as Leeds fell short of promotion by being knocked out 4-3 on aggregate by Derby County. You can’t help but feel that his presence could have made a difference during that second leg at Elland Road.
You’d think after the furore that came about the last time Fulham and Leeds did business, when the London side swooped for Ross McCormack and Matt Smith in the same transfer window, that Leeds would be put off the prospect of selling to Scott Parker’s side.
That’s why a number of Leeds fans were quick to laugh off the prospect of selling yet another player to the recently relegated side. With some deciding to use the opportunity to take a shot at Fulham, rather than just ridicule the rumour.
I’m very keen on signing ronaldo, but it’s not gunna happen.
— Andy (@AndyLUFC2) July 1, 2019
Hahaha. I’d like leeds to sign Messi but hey ho.
— christopher leaning (@ginna10) July 1, 2019
Sounds like another Mccontract situation.. that ended well for him didn’t it?! #lufc
— Paul Gray (@Gray1919) July 1, 2019
Load of tosh
— David Stuart (@whiterosedave) July 1, 2019
I don’t think so young Matthew.. go wash your mouth out????….
— Marc Pawson MBE ???????????????????????????? ????????⚽???? (@mpawson22) July 1, 2019
He’s played at Fulham. Not sure he would be impressed with the clappers
— lufcyorkshire (@daveorrodney) July 1, 2019
— thestraw (@gjengland) July 1, 2019
I’m hearing Pontus has his fingers in his ears
— Matt O (@Matt_James_2) July 1, 2019