Leeds United manager Garry Monk has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that the club are 'very comfortable' regarding Pontus Jansson's future at the club.
With the Whites looking to solidify their defence over the summer, Monk not only swooped to reunite with Swansea's Kyle Bartley, but also brought in Swedish international Jansson on loan from Torino.
Jansson, 25, worked with Leeds assistant Pep Clotet at former club Malmo, and he's become a fan favourite at Elland Road ever since arriving back in August.
Leeds' Pontus Jansson celebrates scoring against Aston Villa
The giant defender has impressed with his no nonsense defending, and has established a superb bond with the Leeds fans, with many hoping that he will complete a permanent move to West Yorkshire in 2017.
Jansson's goal in the 1-1 draw with Aston Villa on Thursday evening was his second strike of the season, and should he play against Rotherham United on Monday, he will reach 20 appearances in all competitions for Leeds.
Leeds United manager Garry Monk before the match
As noted by the Yorkshire Evening Post, reaching 20 appearances will activate an option where Leeds can buy Jansson for £3.5million, a deal Massimo Cellino agreed with Torino in August.
Ahead of that game, manager Monk has been asked about Jansson's future, and has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that Leeds are 'very comfortable' with the situation, despite claims from the Yorkshire Evening Post that Premier League side Watford are also keen.
Monk noted that Jansson's performance against Villa shows just how committed he is, and the matter of a permanent deal will be handled internally, with Leeds fans no doubt praying that 2017 starts with Jansson putting pen to paper on a contract at Elland Road.
“That’s all internally dealt with but we’re very comfortable,” said Monk. “We have the option and it’ll be for us to decide but Pontus is very committed. You can see that from his performance (at Villa). Internally we deal with all those matters properly,” he added.
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