Many Leeds United supporters have been suggesting that Pontus Jansson’s affections remain with the Whites, following the defender’s comments reflecting on some of the best moments of his career.
Jansson left Elland Road last summer to make the move to Championship rivals Brentford, and the defender has emerged as an integral member of the Bees’ defence since he arrived at Griffin Park, helping the London club become one of the toughest sides to break down in the league and establishing them as promotion contenders.
The defender will always be fondly remembered at Leeds due to a string of impressive displays during his time at Elland Road, with Jansson having been an integral part of the Whites’ defence for three successive campaigns, after making the move from Torino in the summer of 2016.
The 29-year-old will be frustrated that he was unable to help Leeds earn promotion to the Premier League last season, with the defender having been a standout performer under Marcelo Bielsa during his 39 Championship appearances, but the Whites were eventually beaten to automatic promotion by Sheffield United and then unsuccessful in the play-offs.
That saw Jansson leave in the summer with an air of unfinished business, but the defender could well watch on as Leeds earn promotion this term, with Bielsa’s side once again putting themselves in a strong position to secure promotion to the Premier League this term.
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Jansson, reflecting on some of the best moments of his career to the Sun, answered many of the questions with Leeds related moments, including his best goal (Blackburn Rovers away), best manager worked with (Bielsa and Thomas Frank) and best fans played for (which included Leeds) – and that has many Leeds fans suggesting that his heart is still at Elland Road.
Here then, we take a look at what Leeds fans have been saying about Jansson on social media…
Basically all Leeds. Sorry Brentford.
— Andy Gromett (@gromlufc) February 19, 2020
He's Leeds and he knows he is.
— Aaron Morphew (@AaronMFenero) February 19, 2020
He wanted to answer every question with leeds and laughed whenever he didn’t. Fair play. He’s Leeds and always will be
— Tim Banks (@TimJoeBanks) February 19, 2020
Wish he still played for us u can see he still bleeds yellow and blue 💙💛
— OJ Peer (@olliepeer1) February 19, 2020
Reunited the players to the fans. Legend
— M W (@mewebb1) February 19, 2020
Basically loves Leeds.
— Matt Ski (@dzialowskimatt) February 19, 2020
Wouldn’t be surprised if we go up and resign him.
— kiwiwhite (@Neiljackson123) February 20, 2020