Ideal partner for Jansson? Leeds should consider Brentford's Andreas Bjelland

Andreas Bjelland of Denmark (R) vies for the ball with Zlatan Abrahamovic of Sweden during their Euro 2012 friendly football match Denmark vs Sweden on November 11, 2011 at Paren Stadium...

Leeds should consider a move for Brentford's Andreas Bjelland.

Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Willian (L) vies with Brentford's Danish defender Andreas Bjelland (R) during the English FA Cup fourth round football match between Chelsea and Brentford at...

Leeds United have numerous areas to address this off-season, and finding a partner for defender Pontus Jansson should be a priority.

Liam Cooper has failed to replicate Kyle Bartley's performances, while loanee Matthew Pennington has not had the desired impact.

The club must spend smartly in the summer again, and one deal which really would be impressive is if they decide to move for Brentford's Andreas Bjelland.

The centre-back is out of contract this summer and looks set to leave Griffin Park.

Andreas Bjelland of Denmark (R) vies for the ball with Zlatan Abrahamovic of Sweden during their Euro 2012 friendly football match Denmark vs Sweden on November 11, 2011 at Paren Stadium...

Bjelland played a key role in Denmark's World Cup qualification and is expected to be a starter at the tournament, where he could really create a market for himself.

This is why Leeds should try to secure him on a pre-contract deal now, and lock him down before it becomes impossible to sign him.

  TeamPassing AccuracyTackles won per gameInterceptions per gameBall Recoveries per gameAerial Duels won per gameAppearances
Andreas Bjelland Brentford 80% 0.56 0.94 5.19 3.97 32
Pontus Jansson Leeds 84% 1.06 1.24 4.12 3.62 34

Bjelland has averaged more aerial duels won per game than Jansson this season, and recovered possession more times per game than his team.

Jansson still manages more tackles and interceptions, but comparatively Bjelland holds his own and the Scandinavian duo have the potential to forge a strong partnership.

The ideal option for Leeds would be to re-sign Kyle Bartley from Swansea, but if he remains unavailable, then a free move for Bjelland would be smart.

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