Celtic should keep tabs on Leeds United defender Pontus Jansson

Brendan Rodgers manager of Celtic speaks to the media during the Celtic Press Conference prior to the Group B UEFA Champions League match between Celtic and Bayern Muenchen on October 30,...

Brendan Rodgers’s Celtic should monitor Leeds United defender Pontus Jansson.

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.

Celtic have the best and most competitive squad in Scotland, but there is always room for improvement. An area that manager Brendan Rodgers needs to address is central defence.

Given the injury problems that Celtic have had so far this season and their performances in the Champions League, it is clear that the Glasgow giants could do with another centre-back.

Leeds United have a player who could solve that problem. Pontus Jansson is one of the best central defenders in the Championship, and he could be the solution to the Hoops’ issue at the back.

Pontus Jansson of Leeds United celebrates as Tim Ream of Fulham scores an own goal for their first during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Leeds United at Craven Cottage...

True, the 26-year-old’s performances so far this season have not been great, but there is no doubt that the Sweden international is a superb defender.

Celtic defender Mikael Lustig recently spoke of his admiration of his compatriot to Expressen, saying that he is “extremely talented” (click here to read more), and Rodgers would be wise to at least take a look at Jansson.

Sweden's midfielder Tobias Sana (L), striker and team captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic (2nd-L) and defender Pontus Jansson react at the end of the FIFA World Cup 2014 friendly match England vs...

The former Malmo FF star is hugely experienced and has played with top-quality players such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and he could actually feature in the 2018 World Cup in Russia with Sweden.

Given that Jansson made his loan deal from Torino to Leeds permanent only in the summer of 2017 and signed a new five-year deal with the Whites in October, it is not going to be easy for Celtic to prise him away from Elland Road in the January transfer window, but the Glasgow giants should keep an eye on him and make a move next summer.

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