Leeds United reportedly turned down a bid in the region of £10m from Russian side Krasnodar for centre-back Pontus Jansson last week.
Jansson had his problems at Leeds last season, with the 27-year-old’s commitment to the cause called into question on a number of occasions.
He signed a new long-term contract at Elland Road in August, however, and is working his way back to full sharpness after missing pre-season due to the 2018 World Cup.
There is no question that Jansson is a fine centre-back when all is well, and he took the chance to hail the Leeds fans during a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, which is always a smart move.
Leeds have a massive game against Middlesbrough in the Championship on Friday night, and Jansson is sure to be in Marcelo Bielsa’s starting XI for the top-of-the-table clash.
Leeds fans have been offering their views on Jansson in response to his quotes ahead of the Boro match, and a selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
& we LOVE you TOO @PJansson5 💛💙💛
— Helen Walker (@hellsbelles92) August 29, 2018
I like Pontus but I just wish he would give me his shirt
— Ethan😱 (@Whitestar1602) August 29, 2018
Pontus, it’s a minority that don’t like you playing and you’ve got a massive backing from 100’s of 1000’s that don’t get to games
— Dale Whitehead (@dalesw71) August 29, 2018
We love you magic man! MOT
— Linda (@HGWhites) August 29, 2018
I Love you
— Melissa Ann Capes (@Melissaanncapes) August 29, 2018
What a lovely young man
— Matt Massarella-Gill (@3788MG) August 29, 2018