Could Leeds United fans convince Pontus Jansson to stay?

Pablo Hernandez of Leeds United celebrates scoring the first Leeds goal with Pontus Jansson of Leeds United during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Leicester City and Leeds...

Pontus Jansson has spoken highly of the Leeds United fans.

Jarrod Bowen (R) of Hull City cuts the ball back inside as Pontus Jansson (L) of Leeds United attempts a tackle during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Leeds United at...

Leeds United defender Pontus Jansson has told the club’s official website that he has a great relationship with the club’s fans.

The Sweden international central defender initially joined Leeds on loan from Torino in the summer of 2016 and made the move permanent in the summer of 2017 for a transfer fee reported by The Yorkshire Evening Post to be worth £3.5 million.

The 27-year-old centre-back is an established player in the current Whites’ team and is very popular among the fans.

Nouha Dicko (L) of Hull City battles with Pontus Jansson (R) of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Leeds United at the KCOM Stadium on January 30,...

Jansson told Leeds’s official website: “My relationship with the fans has been great from day one.

“They support me and the rest of the team all over England in huge numbers - but there is nothing like playing at home.

“The noise you get when Elland Road is rocking is amazing and we have shared some great memories together which will live with me forever.”

Joe Garner of Ipswich Town and Pontus Jansson of Leeds United compete for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Leeds United at Portman Road on January 13,...

Instrumental in future?

Jansson is not having the greatest of seasons for Leeds at the moment, but there is no doubt that the Sweden international is one of the best defenders in the Championship.

With the West Yorkshire outfit unlikely to get promoted to the Premier League for the 2018-19 campaign, the 27-year-old could get offers in the summer transfer window.

The former Torino star recently hinted to Expressen that he will consider his future at the end of the season (click here to read more), but perhaps his relationship with the fans will convince him to stay.

After all, as the aforementioned comments from Jansson show, the defender clearly loves playing for the Leeds fans at Elland Road, and maybe that could see him remain at the Championship club for one more season at least.

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