Three reasons West Ham must sign Leeds defender Pontus Jansson this summer
Leeds United defender Pontus Jansson has hinted that he is ready to consider his future at the club, in an interview he has conducted with Swedish media outlet Expressen during the international break.
The 27-year-old joined the Yorkshire outfit on a permanent basis following a successful season-long loan spell in which the club narrowly missed out on the Championship play-off positions, and they would have been aiming for a top-six finish this term.
That scenario looked to be on the cards as they found themselves at the top of the table in September, but they have gradually slid down the standings since then, and now lie in 14th position under manager Paul Heckingbottom, who replaced Thomas Christiansen last month.
The centre-back has been one of their more consistent and impressive performers though, and speaking to Expressen, he cast some doubt on whether he still be at Elland Road next season by saying: “We’ll see what’s happening, I want to hear from the club on their plans for next year and so on.”
Meanwhile, West Ham United will be looking to boost their chances of retaining their Premier League status for at least another season with a win against Southampton at the London Stadium on March 31, with the Irons lying just one place and two points above their opponents in the relegation zone ahead of the clash in east London next weekend.
Manager David Moyes will already be thinking about where he would like to strengthen his squad this summer should they stay up however, and Jansson should certainly be on his radar.
Here are three reasons the Hammers must sign the Sweden international from Leeds…