A few Leeds supporters have been reacting on social media, after The Athletic via Inside Futbol claimed that sources close to Pontus Jansson believe the Sweden international received a letter by United implying his future at the club may be over, before his eventual transfer to Brentford.
The centre-back’s £5.5million move to Griffin Park came as a surprise at first to many of the Elland Road faithful who saw the 21-cap man as a key part of Marcelo Bielsa’s plans, but details soon emerged suggesting the club had issues with Jansson’s attitude.
A disagreement over his return to West Yorkshire for pre-season training may have proved to be the final straw for some club figures, who set about securing a quick transfer for a member of last season’s PFA Championship Team of the Year.
However, it has now been claimed by sources close to Jansson that he received a letter from the club, in which he was told to stay away from Thorp Arch until July 12.
The letter also suggested that Financial Fair Play concerns could mean his services would have to be sold in order to balance the books, despite selling academy product Jack Clarke to Tottenham Hotspur.
Some Leeds fans reacting to the alleged letter have accepted the likelihood of FFP playing a part in the 28-year-old’s departure, but others continue to believe his attitude was the greater cause, otherwise the club would have held out for a greater fee.
Brentford’s upcoming trip to Elland Road has also been muted in response, as Jansson would be expected to start under Thomas Frank when the Bees travel to West Yorkshire on August 21.
Here’s what these Leeds fans have shared…