PONTUS JANSSON has given a crystal clear indication that he will be with Leeds United next season amid continued speculation of interest in the centre-back from clubs in the Premier League.
Jansson has made a huge impact since joining Leeds initially on loan from Serie A club Torino last summer, with his performances seeing the defender named in the EFL’s team of the year.
The defender’s performances have seen the 26-year-old attract a raft of interest from clubs the Premier League but Leeds announced in February that the Swede would join the club on July 1 on a three-year deal.
Jansson has already accepted and signed the three-year contract.
But Southampton in particular have continued to be linked with a summer swoop for the defender with the Saints willing to pay more than the £3.5m fee agreed between United and Torino nine months ago.
The situation was then complicated further when the impending transfer was investigated by FIFA after Torino lodged a formal complaint with football’s world governing body, accusing Leeds of failing to meet their obligations by delaying the first instalment of a £3.5m fee until July.
But the dispute has since been resolved and Jansson took to social media last night to suggest there would be little doubt that he would be at Elland Road next term.
“It has been the most eventful season during my career and I have everyone around Leeds United Football Club to thank for that,” said the Swede.
“See you next season.”
Jansson is set for his latest spell on international duty with Sweden who entertain France in a Group A World Cup Qualifier a week on Friday night.
Sweden also visit Norway for a friendly a week on Tuesday.