Report: Pontus Jansson to become Leeds United's highest paid player

Rangers' Steven Naismith and Malmo's Pontus Jansson (L) in action

Leeds United could sign Pontus Jansson permanently.

Rangers' Steven Naismith and Malmo's Pontus Jansson (L) in actionRangers' Steven Naismith and Malmo's Pontus Jansson (L) in action

Leeds United's addition of centre-back Pontus Jansson is moving nearer, a loan deal with an option to buy.

The club confirmed the switch earlier today, with Jansson posing with the Leeds shirt.

Swedish newspaper Expressen sheds light on the terms of the deal, reporting that if Jansson plays 20 games for Leeds, the club will be obligated to buy him permanently.

Jansson is a Swedish international who plays for Torino in Serie A, and will add vital depth to the club's backline.

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The defender will be a player under pressure to perform, with Expressen reporting he will become Leeds United's highest paid star.

This would suggest the Whites are committed to making him a key part of their XI, which puts the current centre-backs under even more pressure.

Captain Sol Bamba was dropped after disappointing displays in the the opening two league games, while Liam Cooper and Kyle Bartley will know their places should not be taken for granted.

Bartley is also on a loan deal, and with both players battling to win contracts, the competition should be good for Leeds, with new boss Garry Monk desperate for the club's stars to raise their game after just one point from their opening three Championship games.

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