If there’s anything to be said for the latest piece of transfer speculation, the positives end when I type ‘at least it’s not another missed target’.
Nobody should be getting too excited about that, however, as it concerns a potential exit.
Swedish outlet Expressen have reported that West Bromwich Albion are not only possibly sniffing out a return for their former youngster Kemar Roofe. They are now supposed to be after 27-year-old Swedish international Pontus Jansson.
The translation does offer some respite for fans who will already feel their pulses racing. There is actually nothing of note in it when it comes to real details and the report leans heavily on his involvement in this summers World Cup out in Russia given he featured for his nation.
That hasn’t stopped plenty being concerned, if not surprised at such a development given the lack of progress being made by the club this month, but it read like a ‘create a rumour out of the World Cup’ piece to me and it ticks the boxes you’d want.
Former Premier League club looking to rebuild – check.
Are they in need of defenders – check.
Have they ever had a Swedish player we can mention – Jonas Olsson check.
You get the idea.
Jansson does remain under contract but I doubt it’s the last time we’ll see this rumour doing the rounds in the press, although at least getting ourselves out of neutral this summer would potentially help stem it.
Seems like West Brom want to be #LUFC. First Bartley, now wanting Pontus and Roofy.
— Lynda Kershaw (@lyndyloukershaw) July 11, 2018
West Brom also want Pontus according to reports to go alongside Bartley to spearhead a promotion push, you know… the thing we should have done????????♂️ #lufc
— RightInTheGaryKellys (@RITGK) July 11, 2018
To be fair mate although you are right it's on speculation I have a feeling something like this might happen.
— Pete's Leeds???? ???????????? (@BadgeSmiley) July 11, 2018
Ive also read they're after Roofe aswell
— McTriHard (@McTriHard7) July 11, 2018
Not to be negative, on today of all days, but if I was Pontus Jansson and West Brom came in for me, I’d go. He has PL aspirations and we have done nothing since Bielsa to show we are going to be anywhere near. #lufc
— Marcelo El-Youefsey (@elyouefsey) July 11, 2018
If Jansson leaves then i really would be lost for words with this football club. No one is bigger than the club but i can't imagine Bielsa been happy about it. International, probably the best player we have #lufc
— Gareth (@gazLUFC13) July 11, 2018
WBA after Bartley and Jansson? Two of the best CB in the division, shock!! A team that’s serious about trying to get out of this division unlike some. ???? #lufc
— Lee (@LufcLee19) July 11, 2018
Imagine the meltdown if West Brom sign Jansson too.
I'd be launching my season ticket at Radz' head ???? #lufc
— Daryl (@DarylRS29) July 11, 2018
This season has been a disaster before it started. Radz needs to sell he hasn’t got a clue
— Leeds 4 Life (@leeds_4) July 11, 2018
West Brom get Jansson I stop supporting Leeds until Radz is gone, it’s that simple
— Nath Baxter (@nathbaxt) July 11, 2018