Leeds United selling Pontus Jansson to West Bromwich Albion would prove their lack of ambition

Sweden's defender Pontus Jansson reacts during the international friendly footbal match Sweden v Denmark in Solna, Sweden on June 2, 2018. (Photo by Jonathan NACKSTRAND

Leeds United defender Pontus Jansson is said to be of interest to West Bromwich Albion.

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

If Leeds United sell Pontus Jansson to West Bromwich Albion then they would prove that nothing has changed with regards to their ambition.

According to Expressen, West Brom are keen to sign Jansson and have made contact with Marcelo Bielsa’s side over the Swedish international.

However, there is simply no way Leeds should consider selling Jansson to a supposed promotion rival.

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.

Bielsa’s appointment was supposed to be a turning point at Leeds, which proved that they were going all out to get back into the Premier League, but their transfer business so far has hardly screamed ambition.

Leeds have brought in just one new player so far, with Lewis Baker joining on loan from Chelsea.

The lack of action in the transfer window has led to supporters questioning Andrea Radrizzani's ambition again. 

There is, of course, still time for Leeds to prove they mean business, with the transfer window still open for weeks yet.

Pontus Jansson of Sweden reacts following his sides victory in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Sweden and Korea Republic at Nizhniy Novgorod Stadium on June 18, 2018...

But if they let Jansson go to a promotion rival in West Brom, they would kill off all optimism that Bielsa’s appointment has built up.

Jansson is set to be integral to Leeds’ plans and letting one of their star players to leave to join a team in the same division would send out completely the wrong message.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch