Date: 3rd July 2019 at 6:31pm
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Loads of Leeds fans have been reacting on social media, after football agent John Harriott claimed Pontus Jansson is ‘very close’ to securing a summer switch to Sheffield United.

The 6 ft 3 centre-back is said to be ‘hugely unhappy’ with his life in the Yorkshire area and is looking for a way out of the Whites, with a potential move to our 2018/19 Championship promotion rivals very appealing as they are able to offer the Swedish international Premier League football.

Harriott also claims Jansson sees the Blades as a ‘much larger’ club than Leeds, but the majority of the swarm of Whites supporters responding to his suggestions have been questioning his knowledge given Sheffield is also in Yorkshire, just south rather than west.

However, while Harriott did not allude to his relationship with United boss Marcelo Bielsa, the situation between the Argentine and Jansson does appear fractured.

Reports emerged in Sweden on Tuesday claiming the 20-cap ace had been training with former side Malmo, and refused to discuss his United future when questioned.

But it was suggested the 28-year-old – who has been linked with Benfica, Wolves, Newcastle and Fulham already this summer – has been in a dispute with the boss ever since the recent term drew to a close. It also comes after unsubstantiated claims materialised suggesting Whites chiefs have instructed Jansson to stay away from Thorp Arch until the first-team leave for our pre-season tour.

Losing Jansson would be a huge problem for United if we are to challenge for promotion again next season, as his departure could leave Bielsa with Liam Cooper, Gaetano Berardi and Ben White as his only recognised senior centre-halves, after Aapo Halme completed a permanent move to Barnsley.

Here’s how these Leeds fans reacted when Harriott suggested Jansson was bound for Sheffield United…

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15 Replies to “Agent claims “unhappy” Leeds ace close to exit, loads of fans react: ‘Clearly deluded’, ‘Behave’”

  • I’m puzzled?? Sheffield is pretty much on the edge of our wonderful county and maybe he fancies the peak district. But if he says that he want’s to go to a bigger club then why go to Sean Beanland!!!!! Even the Wendys are bigger than SUFC!!!!!!!!

  • Look at the list of clubs in the premier league can not find any other Yorkshire club other than SUFC.That must mean SUFC club are Yorkshires number one club no matter how you wrap it up.Egan and Freeman and now Jansson understand that and anyone with half a brain cell will understand that .Lets face it results last year also underlines it to.

  • So last season the Udders were the biggest club in Yorks?? You can make your mouth say anything when you forget to connect it to your brain.

  • What a lame excuse to leave Leeds. I have followed Leeds for over 50 years, but have to admit Sheffield United deserved their Promotion, but, beware blades, with his rash challenges and lack of discipline, I believe he cost Leeds more points than he saved. In the end, as with any club, if a player wants away, get rid.

  • If the Swede decides on leavung LUFC for a lesser known Yorkshire Club who will no doubt pay him 10x his weekly wages then so beit along with Phillips to Villa if it happens? Therefore best get rid of the rot before they start unsettling a team that could ripen to end of season Championship fruition with Promotion in the Clubs Centenary year back to the Premier League. The pair in my eyes if they leave will be juda’s and i hope the medecin will hurt once they realise Bielsa & his Squad achieve Championship glory while there respective Clubs both drop back down into the Championship. A nd that folks will be music my ear’s

  • Oh here we go again. Last year it was huddersfield crowing we are only Yorkshire club in premiership now look at them. SUFC get their 5 mins in premiership and all of a sudden they think their the biggest. 1 season doesn’t make you the biggest or best. Stature… how many pros want Leeds back in prem… rivalry… how many clubs want leeds back up there to mix it up with us. I dont hear calls for SUFC or huddersfield… maybe sheff wed and definitely leeds… fact. So dream all you like of what you want it to be and when reality suddenly dawns on you, then you will know LEEDS UNITED are the biggest…FACT!!!

  • it doesn`t matter what is said about this, that, or the other! why would the club want to keep a player who is unhappy! better off without him.

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