Leeds United defender Pontus Jansson says he still wants to play in the Premier League with Leeds.
Jansson cast doubts over his Leeds future in an interview in his native Sweden during the last international break where he captained his country in their friendly against Romania.
The 27-year-old signed a five-year deal earlier this season after a successful season on loan at Elland Road. Jansson initially signed a four-year deal last summer after his loan spell from Italian side Torino ended but it was extended until the summer of 2022 in October.
Jansson, who is expected to be part of the Swedish squad for the World Cup finals in Russia this summer, says he just wants to sit down with the club to know what the clubs plans are for the future.
I signed a five-year deal and I said this since the first day, this club changed my life, changed my football career and I am so proud and happy for it, but you never know in football,” Jansson told the Leeds pre-match press conference ahead of the clash with Sunderland.
“Also what I said in Sweden – you used Google Translate to try to understand so maybe something is not correct.
“But, that’s the normal reaction from me, of course I feel frustrated, of course I want to talk to people in this club and see what their goals are. I said I had a dream to play in the Premier League, but I also said the dream to play in the Premier League is playing with Leeds, that’s what I said from day one.
So the only thing I said is that I want to talk to people around this club and hear them be positive about this club and I also said this club belongs in the Premier League. The fans, how they’ve supported us, yeah, they should be in the Premier League.”
Premier League side Southampton have been linked with a move for Jansson since last summer and Leeds could find it hard to hold onto one of their prize assets after a disappointing season on the pitch.