Pontus Jansson has told Swedish outlet FotbollSkanalen that “we’ll see what happens” when asked about his Leeds United future, which will come as worrying to Leeds fans.
The 28-year-old has been linked plenty of times to Premier League clubs since joining Leeds for £3.5million (Express) from Serie A side Torino. He has always stated that he wants to play in the top tier, but with Leeds.
But coming within an inch of achieving Premier League football hit Jansson hard. Photos emerged of the Sweden international looking emotional after the loss to Derby in the semi-finals, as he watched the Rams celebrate.
The centre-back was asked about his future and the chances of leaving Leeds to finally realise his Premier League dream, and he responded by being vague over remaining at Elland Road this summer.
“We’ll see what happens. I get on very well there, it’s just that it would have been fun to play in the Premier League,” Jansson said. “So we missed out now, with the squad we have. I have three years left, it’s just silly to talk about something else. We deserved to go up if you ask me.”
Jansson’s performances saw him earn a place in the PFA Team of the Year. He has given Leeds fans three years of excellent displays, and any Leeds fan would hardly begrudge him a move to the Premier League.
His omission from the Leeds side that eventually lost to Derby in the play-offs will have hurt Jansson. Indeed, many believe being left on the bench for Gaetano Berardi was a big reason why Leeds lost.
He has a contract at Elland Road until the summer of 2022, but a summer move does not seem to be off the cards.