Pontus Jansson has said that he is “110% Leeds” and that he will stay at the club until Leeds don’t want him anymore.
The centre-back was talking to Swedish outlet Aftonbladet after a season where Leeds narrowly missed out on promotion to the Premier League.
Jansson admitted that his dream is to play in the top-flight in England but that he wants to do it with Leeds and won’t push for a move this summer. He admitted that it might not be his choice, though.
“I’ve always said that taking the step up to the Premier League is my dream and I want to do it with Leeds,” said Jansson.
“It is up to Leeds if there is an interest in negotiating. Until then I am 110 percent Leeds. I’ll be there until the day they don’t want me.
“But when you get a question about this [Premier League and the future] after such an end [to the season], it’s really tough. But give me a holiday and some beer and then it’s back to England to run again [laughs].
Jansson wears his heart on his sleeve and never shies away from what he really thinks. And the Leeds fans will absolutely love this declaration of commitment to the Leeds cause. It comes after Bielsa committed his future to the club for another year so it could well have something to do with that, but Leeds fans won’t care. Of course, it doesn’t mean that Jansson will definitely be staying. Leeds will probably have to wheel and deal to bring new players in and Jansson is one of the names that could attract a big-money bid. if that comes in, Bielsa might well decide that it’s easier to replace Jansson than it would be someone like Kalvin Phillips or Kemar Roofe. Jansson did go on to say that he could see a move back to Malmo in the future but not for a couple of years. His dream would be to win promotion with Leeds next season and then spend time in the Premier League before a triumphant return to his home club.