Pontus Jansson has strongly suggested on Twitter that he will stay at Leeds United next season despite the managerial uncertainty at the club.
The Sweden international posted a link of a This Is Futbol story on his personal Twitter account on Tuesday night which explained that he will move to the Yorkshire giants as planned this summer.
— Pontus Jansson (@PJansson5) June 6, 2017
The Yorkshire Evening Post had reported that, contrary to talk that Jansson’s move from Torino could fall through after the club lodged a formal complaint to world governing body FIFA over delayed payments from Leeds, the transfer is “watertight” and “will go ahead as planned” following the resolution of all issues.
Supporters of the Yorkshire giants have also expressed their anxiety that the 26-year-old could change his mind following the resignation of Garry Monk 12 days ago and the uncertainty over the identity of his successor.
But Jansson himself appears in little doubt about where he will be playing his football next season in what will be regarded as a massive boost to supporters given his popularity and the success of his debut campaign.
Leeds announced at the beginning of February that they had reached an agreement with Jansson for him to sign a three-year contract and move permanently from Serie A outfit Torino when his season-long loan expired in the summer.
The giant centre-back had a clause in his contract which stated he could the second-tier club permanently in the summer if he surpassed 22 appearances for them, something he did comfortably by playing 36 times.
However, the Yorkshire Evening Post claimed that Italian club Torino had lodged a formal complaint to FIFA, stating that Leeds had delayed the payment of a £3.5million fee until July.
But all issues appear to have now been resolved, which paves the way for Jansson to return to Elland Road for pre-season training irrespective of who is appointed to succeed Monk in the dugout.
Monk’s former assistant manager Pep Clotet and ex-Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri are the current bookmakers’ joint favourite to be appointed the new manager.