At the beginning of the week with most Leeds United eyes on the impending transfer of Pontus Jansson, there was another bit of gossip on the rumour mill that seemed to gain massive traction and it concerned Rotherham United’s Semi Ajayi.
I’m not sure exactly what the original claim was as it appeared on social media, but it gained enough movement for a number of outlets to cover it but rubbish it in the process as it seemed there was some claim that he was at the training ground for a medical and discussion on personal terms.
Clearly, there is some link here with ongoing Kalvin Phillips speculation given the 25-year-old’s versatlity as he played at centre half and defensive midfield for most of the campaign, returning eight goals – and fans with long memories will remember Paul Warne’s Spygate crack when he found the back of the net against us.
I’m led to believe Semi Ajayi is at the #rufc training ground as today. I’m led to believe this by my own eyes because at this precise moment I’m parked right next to him in the Roundwood car-park. He’s trained as normal. #lufc.
— Paul Davis (@paulm_davis) July 8, 2019
With this particular rumour rubbished, we’ll have to see if it returns in any meaningful capacity but some were happy to have some fun with it.
— Paul B (@paulbowler60) July 8, 2019
Do you believe your eyes though can you trust them 100%?
— peter nattress (@nopenothappy) July 8, 2019
Spoil sport ruined a good bit of gossip for Sky sports transfers.
— Craig_2 (@2thornton1) July 8, 2019
Hahaha well researched mukka
— ANDY W (@AndyWillert) July 8, 2019
Yeah we were linked Danny welbeck and Buffon last week it's nothing fresh for our fan base. ????????????
— had enough (@mobojo78) July 8, 2019
Thanks for raining on my parade. If Jansson was told he was out 3 weeks ago surely they'd have a replacement in mind by now so they wouldn't have to chase a flight down the runway. You never know though with Leeds………
— Prokyp (@Prokyp) July 8, 2019
Now this is a proper source.
— D.Bridge#SenorPonte???????? (@KD4Reb) July 8, 2019
I hope there’s truth in us being interested. He looks a good player
— Jezaldinho (@Jezaldinho) July 8, 2019
Surely he would be tempted if leeds put an offer in
— El Espía (@2slow_2curious) July 8, 2019