Brentford are close to signing Pontus Jansson

Brentford are close to signing Pontus Jansson

A breakdown in relations is understood to be behind the surprise move for Jansson, who made 120 appearances for the Elland Road club after joining from Torino.

A lack of willingness to be a team player is believed to be the reason for the departure from Leeds United of defender Pontus Jansson, according to the Daily Mirror.

The Sweden worldwide also stated that he wanted to remain in England, despite interest from Toulouse, Celta Vigo, Fenerbahce and Mainz.

"This is how football is", Jansson said. Like the relationship I had with Roland Nilsson or Rikard Norling for example.

His signing is therefore a coup for Brentford, who have rejected an offer from Celtic for Romaine Sawyers and as of Monday evening had still not received an approach for Neal Maupay, who has been linked with Sheffield United. It has not been as easy with Bielsa and there the language is a cause.

Brentford have announced the signing of Sweden defender Pontus Jansson from Leeds for a fee of around £5.5million. "He is special, believes hard on his ideas and I have learned a lot with him as a coach".

The Whites are determined to keep hold of one of their most integral players from the last campaign and have offered him new and improved terms however he has rejected the initial contract offer. But selling a player who was less important to achieving a place in the Premier League would surely have been the better route to go down?

The centre-back is widely considered to be one of the best in his position in the Championship and he kept fit through the summer by training with former club Malmo, where Rosler is now in charge.

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