The Leeds United defender has been linked with a summer exit.
According to a recent report from Kvallsposten, Southampton, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea are all interested in Leeds United centre-back Pontus Jansson, but should Whites fans really be worried?
While the Swede is technically still on loan at Elland Road, a permanent deal has been agreed for the summer, meaning the ball is very much in the Whites’ court in regards to Jansson’s future.
It would be easy to look at co-owner Massimo Cellino’s history of cashing in on players and believe that a sizeable bid would not be ignored, but Leeds would be crazy to part company with their most impressive player for a few extra million.
Garry Monk’s side will be hoping to get back into the play-off places and ultimately secure a Premier League return come May, but whatever happens in the short term, Leeds should not sell Jansson.
The player himself owes the club after they took a risk on him and swiftly turned him into a fan favourite, while Leeds will need him at the back if they are to build on Monk’s impressive first season at the helm.
Football may be more and more about money but your history is defined by the players at your disposal.
Jansson is a Leeds player through and through and that is far more important than whatever money comes in to swell the coffers.