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Report reveals major update as Pontus Jansson edges closer to Leeds United exit

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Leeds United defender Pontus Jansson is undergoing a medical ahead of his transfer to Brentford, according to West London Sport.

The 28-year-old was one of Leeds’ most consistent performers in the Championship last season, but is now on the verge of leaving Elland Road this summer.

It was reported over the weekend that Leeds have accepted an offer of £5.5million from Brentford for the centre-back and West London Sport now claim that he is undergoing a medical ahead of his move to the Bees.

Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa reportedly told the defender to find a new club three weeks ago, as he views him as a disruptive presence behind the scenes.

The defender will not join up with his teammates on Leeds’ pre-season tour of Australia and has been told to stay away from the club’s training headquarters at Thorp Arch this week.

Jansson scored three goals in 39 Championship appearances for Leeds last season, as the Whites just missed out on promotion.

The Verdict

Jansson has been an important player for Leeds over the past few seasons and he was one of their most consistent performers in the Championship last season.

He’s one of the best defenders in the Championship and he could turn out to be a fantastic signing for Brentford.

The centre-back was a fans’ favourite at Elland Road and I’m sure Leeds supporters will be disappointed to see him leave the club, but it seems as though he had no choice but to accept Brentford’s offer or be frozen out until the next transfer window.

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