He'd cost £10m, but Van der Hoorn would be ideal Jansson replacement

Mike van der Hoorn of Swansea City in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Swansea City at Griffin Park on December 08, 2018 in Brentford, England.

Leeds United will be looking for a replacement for Pontus Jansson.

Austria's Marko Arnautovich (L) and Sweden's Pontus Jansson vie for a ball during the friendly football match between Austria and Sweden, on September 6, 2018 in Vienna. (Photo by JOE...

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.

Mike van der Hoorn of Swansea City celebrates scoring his side's second goal with team mates during the Premier League match between Swansea City and West Ham United at Liberty Stadium on...

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. 

 

Mateusz Klich of Leeds United is tackled by Mike van der Hoorn of Swansea City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Swansea City and Leeds United at the Liberty Stadium on August...

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