Pontus Jansson has left Leeds this summer after three years at Elland Road, joining Brentford for £5.5m (BBC). However, his comments about the move to Swedish outlet Aftonbladet have drawn criticism from fans of his former club.
Jansson to Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet: “Leeds needed to sell to balance the books because of FFP and they saw that they could make some money out of me.” #lufc
— Adam Pope (@apopey) July 9, 2019
The Swede is one who has proven previously to speak out controversially, accusing an EFL referee of ‘robbery’ and earning himself a one-match ban, as per The YEP.
Now, though, the 28-year-old is not the Whites’ problem and his parting gift to the Elland Road faithful has come in the form of some questionable comments as to why he was sold.
The former Torino defender claimed ‘Leeds needed to balance the books because of FFP and they saw they could make some money out of me’, which as you can imagine, has gone down like a lead balloon.
You can read Leeds fans’ responses to the comments here:
— adrian denham (@adriandenham) 9 July 2019
Don’t believe this at all. If this was he case we’d get rid of the fringe players quick. Especially for the money we got for him.
— Parma (@Parma__D) 9 July 2019
Something more to it and i don’t see any players wishing him well on Twitter
— Chris (@ccrowther94) 9 July 2019
Don’t believe that for a minute. Plenty of other players we could have sold for more, to balance FFP. Thought Janssen was above that kind of statement.
— Dee Dale (@rebeldee) 9 July 2019
wouldn’t sell him for so little if that was the case? sounds incredibly bitter
— jen (@jjenc_) 9 July 2019
That’s a weird take. Can’t see that being true. Would never have taken 5.5 million if that was the case
— Brandon Yates (@Brandon7Yates) 9 July 2019
That’s an expected bitter comment
— Col (@col1984) 9 July 2019
The Whites will be taking anything that Jansson says about their club with a pinch of salt, judging from these replies, and will just be focused on starting the Championship season well.
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