3 reasons Pontus Jansson could swap Leeds United for West Brom

Pontus Jansson of Sweden during the International Friendly match between Sweden and Denmark at Friends Arena on June 2, 2018 in Solna, Sweden.

Leeds United defender Pontus Jansson has been linked with a shock exit.

Pontus Jansson of Sweden celebrates after the victory during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Sweden and Belarus at Friends arena on March 25, 2017 in Solna, .

Leeds United defender Pontus Jansson has been linked with a shock departure from the club... to sign West Bromwich Albion, according to a report from Swedish outlet Expressen.

Jansson has regularly expressed his commitment to Leeds, while also stating his desire to play in the Premier League.

Recently relegated Albion do not fit the bill for a  top flight club, but there are reasons why a switch should not be automatically ruled out.

Here is a look at three reasons why Jansson could depart...

A better chance

Jansson may simply look at the two squads and feel West Bromwich Albion stand a better chance of promotion than Leeds United do.

The bookies would agree, making West Brom just second favourites behind Stoke City.

West Brom have more funds to sign players due to parachute payments and have several Premier League standard players already, having been unfortunate to get relegated from the top flight last season.

Kyle Bartley (c) of Leeds United celebrates his teams win during the EFL Cup Fourth Round match between Leeds United and Norwich City at Elland Road on October 25, 2016 in Leeds, England.

Kyle Bartley

Speaking of funds... West Brom are reportedly closing in on signing Kyle Bartley.

Bartley played alongside Jansson in 2016/17 for Leeds and the pair could renew their successful partnership together.

Seeing Bartley sign for West Brom from Swansea could persuade Jansson to follow.

Broken promises

Perhaps Jansson simply needs a change of scene after two seasons at Leeds.

Pontus Jansson of Leeds United celebrates after the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on February 25, 2017 in Leeds, England.

The Whites may have hired Marcelo Bielsa, but they have shown a lack of nous in the transfer market this summer, failing so far to sign any players on permanent deals.

Jansson said before the summer he wanted to see the club show ambition, and while they have been aiming high, they have nothing to show for it.

Supporters are fed up already this summer, and while Jansson's departure would be a kick in the teeth, could fans really blame him right now?

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