Leeds United fans made to wait for news on Jansson’s future

Pontus Jansson has told Swedish publication Fotbollskanen that he will make a decision about his Leeds United future next month.

What’s the word?

The 26-year-old moved to Elland Road last summer on a season-long loan from Torino.

Within the deal was an agreement that Leeds could trigger a permanent contract if Jansson met certain criteria during his spell.

In February, Jansson agreed a three-year deal at Leeds, but he has poured doubt over his long-term future after the team failed to qualify for the Championship playoffs.

With regards to his future, Jansson told Fotbollskanen:

“Right now, I’ll go on holiday and get married, that’s the only thing I look forward to now, then I’ll go back to Leeds and we’ll take it from there. I’ll meet with my agent Martin [Dahlin] during the international break, then we all talk about my future and stuff.”

Should Leeds be worried?

Manager Garry Monk needs his strongest team next season in order to push once again for Premier League promotion, and Jansson needs to be included.

The defender impressed this season, starting 34 league games and even contributed with three goals and an assist.

He was a vital part of Leeds’ progress, but his comments could be a cause for concern.

The fact that he seems non-committal despite an agreement being in place suggests that he is seriously considering his options.

Perhaps Leeds’ failure to earn promotion to the top flight has altered the defender’s desire to stay, particular when the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Southampton and Liverpool have been touted as potential suitors.