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Pontus Jansson is done talking about Leeds United exit, admits failing to meet Marcelo Bielsa at reunion

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Pontus Jansson is done talking about Leeds United exit, admits failing to meet Marcelo Bielsa at reunion

Leeds United sold the defender in the summer to Championship rivals Brentford.

Pontus Jansson says he is tired of discussing his Leeds United exit as he looks to build a new career at Brentford. 

The Swedish international was surprisingly sold by Leeds in the summer. As reported by The Sun, Leeds sold the cult hero for £5.5 million. 

There were various rumours surrounding the sale. Leeds were said to have needed the finances for FFP reasons whilst Jansson’s relationship with Marcelo Bielsa were also called into question.

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Speaking to Fotbollskanalen whilst on international duty, Jansson made it clear he wants to draw a line under his Elland Road career. 


“I am just tired of all the questions about Leeds and all the speculation here and there. Out of respect for my current club and Leeds, it is just unnecessary to go into what happened.”


He also went on to explain that he had a good time playing against Leeds last month, as the Whites defeated Brentford 1-0. However, he also mentioned he did not manage to catch up with Bielsa, but suggested nothing sinister caused it. 

 

“I greeted everyone except Bielsa…Not because I didn’t want to and I don’t think it was because he didn’t want to, it just became so.”


TBR’s View

Jansson was certainly a big story at Leeds and his exit was perhaps the biggest story of all. However, like the Swedish defender, Leeds fans are also probably willing to move on now. 

Ben White has proven a more than capable replacement since arriving on loan from Brighton and Jansson’s sale is now in the past. 

Hopefully, Leeds can prosper without him whilst Jansson can bring success to Griffin Park.

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