Leeds United: Whites move for Torino giant Jansson

Leeds United are closing in on signing number 10 after lining up a loan deal for giant Torino centre-back Pontus Jansson.

Wednesday, 17th August 2016, 8:40 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 8:47 pm
Leeds United head coach Garry Monk

The 6’5” Sweden international was in the crowd at Elland Road last night as Leeds fought out a 1-1 draw with Fulham and he looks set to join United on a season-long deal.

Jansson, who worked with United assistant boss Pep Clotet at Malmo earlier in his career, moved to Italy and Torino in 2014 but has seen his opportunities limited in Serie A.

Despite that, he was named in Sweden’s Euro 2016 squad and is widely expected to become a regular for his national team under new coach Janne Andersson.

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Pontus Jansson in the crowd at Elland Road last night.

United head coach Garry Monk, who dropped captain Sol Bamba last night after two straight league defeats, has been on the look-out for another central defender throughout the summer and is hoping to see a deal for Jansson completed before Saturday’s derby at Sheffield Wednesday.

Pontus Jansson in the crowd at Elland Road last night.