Could Pontus Jansson save Manchester United £28 million in the transfer market?

Leeds' Pontus Jansson celebrates scoring their first goal

Manchester United should consider the Leeds United defender over his Swedish compatriot Victor Lindelof.

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

Throughout the summer Manchester United found themselves heavily linked with the signature of Swedish international centre-back Victor Lindelof.

In January they were again linked, with the Mirror reporting a £38 million deal was being held up by a sell-on fee dispute with former club Vasteras.

This summer there is no doubt Manchester United will be linked again, with Lindelof clearly a player who has impressed Jose Mourinho.

But could they save themselves £28 million by making a move for a Leeds United player?

Pontus Jansson has been in fine form for Leeds this season and in recent weeks has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League.

Kvalls Posten reported that Chelsea, Liverpool, Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur were all considering making a move for the player in the summer - with his value at £10 million.

Sweden's Victor Lindelof in actionSweden's Victor Lindelof in action

Jansson and Lindelof are both Swedish internationals highly thought of in their home country. Jansson, who would anger his adoring Leeds fans by switching to rivals Manchester United, would be a less eye-catching signing.

However, he could be as good an addition and at a much lower price.

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