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Leeds are making a ludicrous decision with Jansson

This article is part of Football FanCast’s Transfer Focus series, which provides opinion and analysis on recent transfer news…

According to reports, Leeds United are about to sell Pontus Jansson to Brentford for £5.5m.

Understandably, this has caused uproar amongst the fanbase, but the backlash from supporters still doesn’t change the fact that the Whites may be about to make their worst transfer decision for years.

What’s the story?

Just 12 months after rejecting a £10m bid for the Swede from Russian club Krasnodar, the Whites are about to sell Jansson for almost half that amount.

Brentford are the club who will be benefitting from this deal, and it has to be said that the Yorkshire club aren’t getting anywhere near the centre-back’s actual value.

Jansson’s value

In the modern market, it’s hard to place a price tag on a player’s head due to the ridiculous era of fees that we’re living in.

Tyrone Mings is set to move to Aston Villa in a deal worth up to £26.5m, and Bristol City have put a £30m price tag on Adam Webster’s head.

Jansson beat those two men to a spot in the PFA Championship Team of the Season last term, so why are the Whites willing to get a fraction of the fee for a player who was judged to be better?

Last summer he was apparently worth at least £10m, but after a good season his value has somehow almost halved – it doesn’t make a bit of sense, and the Whites are making a ludicrous decision with their key man.

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With the amount that other clubs are demanding for their defensive talents Leeds will struggle to replace Jansson next term, and despite reported issues he’s been having off the pitch, his influence at the back will be sorely missed.

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