Nottingham Forest's Joe Lolley jumps to former Leeds United man Pontus Jansson's defence

Pontus Jansson during the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough and Leeds United at Riverside Stadium on March 2, 2018 in Middlesbrough, England.

Leeds United sold Pontus Jansson to Brentford earlier this week, in one of the shock transfers of the summer.

Joe Lolley of Nottingham Forest looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and  Brentford at City Ground on February 09, 2019 in Nottingham, England.

Nottingham Forest’s Joe Lolley has leapt to the defence of former Leeds United defender Pontus Jansson on Twitter.

Jansson suggested on Brentford’s official website that as soon as he heard Leeds were open to selling him, he asked his agent to try and organise a move to Bees.

The comments have led to many supporters from Leeds and neutral sides suggesting that Jansson was not telling the truth.

But Forest winger Lolley insists that any Championship footballer knows just how good a team Brentford are now.

Jansson’s move away from Leeds to Brentford has come as a shock, but it shows the ambition of the London side.

Lolley has also been linked with a move away this summer, but Forest have held on to him so far.

 

The Sun suggested that Aston Villa were keen on Lolley, but Forest have slapped a £15 million price-tag on the play maker.

Pontus Jansson during the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough and Leeds United at Riverside Stadium on March 2, 2018 in Middlesbrough, England.

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