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Pontus Jansson set to stay at Leeds

Pontus Jansson set to stay at Leeds

One player has turned down the chance to leave Leeds United this summer and will fight for his place in the side.

According to a report by Expressen, Pontus Jansson has rejected a switch to Russian side FC Krasnador after a bid was thought to have been accepted.

It has been claimed that the Elland Road outfit were happy to receive around 60 million Swedish Kroner (£5.1million) for their World Cup international, however, the Swede is thought to be happy where he is.

The defender has struggled to feature under Marcelo Bielsa so far this season although he did return to training a lot later than everybody else and also suffered an injury that has not allowed him to fill in when required.

However, his decision to reject a move to Russia would suggest that he is happy to remain at Elland Road under the new manager and will be looking to make his mark with the team as soon as he can.

The Verdict:

Jansson has been one of Leeds’ best players over the past couple of seasons and a mainstay of the team.

There has been talk of a number of clubs being interested in the Swede, however, this appears to be the closest that anybody has come to taking him away from Elland Road.

It does leave some concern about his future with the Whites if the report is to be believed when it claimed that an offer had been accepted, as that could leave Jansson with some doubt about what his role under Bielsa will be.

Leeds fans – thoughts?

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