Torino FC is claiming they have yet to be paid by Leeds United for back Pontus Jansson’s services.
According to several media outlets, the Serie A side has appealed to FIFA to intervene.
#FIFA called in to investigate Pontus Jansson transfer from #Torino to #Leeds, writes @PhilHayYEPhttps://t.co/H8JsGlXdWH #lufc #MOT pic.twitter.com/cz97PNu8nK— YEP Sport (@YEPSportsdesk) May 15, 2017
At odds is a part of the loan agreement that states the Whites will have to pay Torino €4 million to sign him on a permanent basis if Jansson made more than 22 appearances for Leeds.
The problem: Torino officials said the Whites have yet to pay them while Leeds officials said they believe they have until June 30.
Jansson has become a fan favorite at Elland Road.
Torino are currently ninth in Serie A on 50 points — six points behind Inter and nine back of Fiorentina — after a 5-0 weekend thrashing at the hands of Napoli.
Just for memory’s sake, here’s a Jansson goal against Aston Villa earlier this season.
Pontus Jansson v Aston Villa #LUFC pic.twitter.com/kozj8i3Mvj— #WALMOT (@WALM0T33) May 15, 2017
So, let’s recap the defensive news for Leeds of late:
- Is Kyle Bartley staying or going? And, with Swansea staying in the Premier League, are Leeds’ chances better to keep him?
- Let’s not forget the debacle involving Charlie Taylor …
- Let’s also keep in mind that the future of Garry Monk is still not solidified as he and Leeds’ owner Andrea Radrizzani are planning to hold discussions sometime in the near future.
Should be the start of a very interesting off-season for the Whites.