Date: 2nd July 2019 at 5:01pm
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Many Leeds fans have been reacting on Reddit lately, after one user shared unsubstantiated claims relating to the future of Fulham-linked ace Pontus Jansson.

It emerged on Monday that the Cottagers were interested in our 28-year-old centre-back, when the Daily Telegraph’s Matt Law reported that the Craven Cottage side are very keen to bolster their backline by bringing the Sweden international to South West London following their relegation from the top-flight.

Under Slavisa Jokanovic, Claudio Ranieri and current-boss Scott Parker, the returning Championship outfit conceded 81 goals in the Premier League last season – the most of any side.

Fulham may now target Jansson in a bid to steady the ship with proven second-tier talents, as the Arlov-born star featured in 39 of our Championship fixtures during the 2018/19 campaign, scoring three goals and helping to 13 clean sheets.

Marcelo Bielsa opted against including the 20-cap ace in either of our Play-Off fixtures, however, as he sat out the Semi-Final First-Leg win at Derby County, and was only named on the bench for the return leg.

According to one user on the Waccoe forum, Jansson has now been instructed by Whites chiefs to stay away from Thorp Arch until July 12, at which point the first-team will have left the club’s training facilities for our pre-season tour.

The unsubstantiated claim could suggest the club are planning on selling the 6 ft 3 defender, and hope that keeping him away from Thorp Arch will prevent his departure from having an impact on the players who will still represent United when the new campaign begins.

Those who represented their country on the international stage following the climax of the recent campaign – as Jansson did – were allowed an extra weeks holiday by the board to help their recovery from a gruelling inaugural season under Bielsa, but the players given the additional grace period were due back at Thorp Arch on July 1.

With the claim being unsubstantiated, it remains to be seen if Jansson’s Elland Road future is in doubt, but the speculation generated a lot of responses on the Leeds United Reddit page…

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4 Replies to “‘Paying the price for disobeying Bielsa’ – Many Leeds fans react to claims key man is frozen out”

  • Get your facts right.

    Pontus was injured for the first leg and 90% for second leg but Bielsa stuck with Beradi as he had a blinder at Derby.

    • Without Pontus in defence,we will be suckers for the high ball into the box.If he is not replaced with a commanding centre back forget promotion and the play offs.

  • What’s all this bs about psg take over again , ? I think Bamford needs moving on keep roofs and get somebody who’s good in the air , Bamford not strong enough , and needs four open chances to put one away

  • If it’s true then don’t expect an instant replacement or any kind of replacement, with such an bunch of clueless tightwads running Leeds. They are so deluded that they probably think that Cooper and White will be enough for the long haul of 46 games. Neither players are taller than 6ft 1 and won’t be able to cope with crosses coming into the box. White should be a back-up defender on the bench to start with and Berardi should be the one leaving the club, because if he stays then he will be exactly the same as every season, with constant long-term injuries and constantly getting sent off.

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