Leeds to sign Jansson despite speculation

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Leeds United will complete the permanent signing of defender Pontus Jansson this summer as planned, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

The newspaper cites speculation 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 the Championship club.

But the Yorkshire Evening Post report that the transfer is “watertight” and “will go ahead as planned” following the resolution of all issues.

This means that Leeds will complete the permanent signing of the Sweden international on 1 July following the expiry of his season-long loan from Torino.

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.

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.

Now it is reported that all issues have been resolved, which will be regarded as a huge boost to supporters given how popular Jansson became during his debut campaign.

He made 36 appearances across all competitions and played a major role in the club’s seventh-placed league finish.

The defender was included in the EFL Championship team of the year after striking up a formidable centre-back partnership with fellow loanee Kyle Bartley.

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