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Pontus Jansson frustrated with questions over Leeds future

Leeds manager Garry Monk talks to Pontus Jansson

Leeds United star man wants his future sorted.

Leeds United defender Pontus Jansson scored in the club's 1-1 draw at Aston Villa last night, a game in which they were unlucky not to win.

It was Jansson's 19th game for Leeds, putting him just one away from the milestone of 20 which will enable the club to activate a clause to sign him permanently from Torino - if they cough up £3.6 million.

The fee looks like a no brainer considering Jansson's hero status and outstanding performances, but as yet, fans anxiously wait.

Leeds' Pontus Jansson celebrates scoring their first goalLeeds' Pontus Jansson celebrates scoring their first goal

Jansson himself is getting a little fed up with queries over his future, having made it plain a number of times already that he wants to be a Leeds player.

Speaking to BBC Radio Leeds last night after the 1-1 draw, an emotional Jansson sounded exasperated at questions about his future.

He said: "I don't know I don't want to talk about it now. Everybody knows I am really happy to be here, all these questions you have to take up with the club and my agent.

"The only thing I can say is I'm really happy to be here and we will see what happens."

Leeds' Pontus Jansson scores their first goalLeeds' Pontus Jansson scores their first goal

Pushed further about whether he expects to be a Leeds player permanently, the 26-year-old added:

"I hope so, I really hope so, and I think it, so I'm a little bit tired of those questions now, it's up to the club and my agent, they can take the responsibility of these questions."

The interview then moved on to discuss Jansson's fitness and Leeds' promotion chances, before the defender added one last nugget of encouragement, when asked what his New Year's wish would be for 2017.

He responded: "What do you think, to be a Leeds player of course, that's my wish."

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