Leeds United will be looking for a replacement for Pontus Jansson.
Leeds United have decided to sell Pontus Jansson to Brentford, report The Mirror.
The best way to deal with the raw emotion of selling such a popular player is for the club to sign a top quality replacement.
Top of Leeds' list should be Swansea centre-back Mike van der Hoorn.
Van der Hoorn signed a three year deal with the Swans in April, but Wales Online reported this week he would be available for £10 million, amid interest from German clubs.
Leeds might not feel like negotiating with Swansea again after the Daniel James saga. Van der Hoorn would be worth it.
The 26-year-old Dutchman is strong in the air and proved his quality at Championship level last season.
Leeds need a commanding partner for Liam Cooper and Van der Hoorn fits the bill.
With £5.5 million from selling Pontus Jansson, and undisclosed fees received for Aapo Halme and Mallik Wilks, plus thr £8.5 million up front for Jack Clarke, Leeds have enough to pay Swansea's asking price.
Signing a player who can replace Jansson's quality and leadership skills would reassure fans the club remain serious about promotion.
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