BBC pundit's comments regarding Leeds United star Pontus Jansson are way off the mark

Pontus Jansson of Leeds United celebrates after the game

The Leeds United centre-back is a cult hero at Elland Road.

Danny Mills in action for LeedsDanny Mills in action for Leeds

Ex-Whites star Danny Mills believes that there is a good chance that Pontus Jansson will remain at Elland Road this summer, explaining to the Daily Star why he believes that Premier League clubs will be wary of making a move for the Swede:

"Jansson’s had a good season but I don’t think anyone is going to come in and pay a fortune for him. He’s unproven at that level [the Premier League]. With just one season in the Championship people will be wary.”

The 25-year-old performed admirably during his debut season in England, and his fine displays did not go unnoticed, with a plethora of clubs from the top flight reportedly interested in signing him this summer, including Southampton (Sky Sports).

The former Malmo man has been a tower of strength for Garry Monk's side this term, displaying strength, composure, and the unique ability to interact with the club's fans on their level.

And it could be argued that Mills' take on the situation is way off the mark.

Jansson has everything a mid-tier Premier League side would want in a defender. With a season playing in England now under his belt, the Leeds man will be fully acclimatised to the English game. 

Standing at 6ft 5 in, he has the ability to dominate aerially, and would add a sense of authority to the back-line of any team he plays in.

Pontus Jansson celebrates scoring the second goal for Leeds UnitedPontus Jansson celebrates 

He is also proficient with the ball at his feet, and would be the ideal signing for a club like Southampton or Everton who like to play out from the back.

Another hugely important factor is his age. At just 25, he has plenty of years left in which to improve further still. Despite most Leeds fans' hopes that Jansson will remain at the club, it might very well be difficult for the West Yorkshire outfit to turn down the kind of money that they could be offered for the Swede.

The Sun believe that the Saints are prepared to offer in excess of £10 million, and then the Whites hierarchy's resolve really would be tested.

The 25-year-old is set to join Leeds from Torino permanently in July, for a fee believed to be in the region of £3 million according to the Express, and it might very well be a short stay, despite Mills' words suggesting otherwise.

Pontus Jansson of Leeds United celebrates at the end of the gamePontus Jansson of Leeds United celebrates 

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