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Jansson looks to be leaving Leeds for the cut-rate price of £5.5 million

An offer from another English club has reportedly been tabled and accepted

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Today has gone from bad to worse.

The Oracle of Yorkshire, Phil Hay, is now reporting that Leeds United have received a bid of £5.5 million for Pontus Jansson and that his exit from the club is set to be confirmed in the next 48 hours.

This would have been unthinkable even a few months ago, and last summer Jansson was reportedly the subject of a £10 million bid from a Russian team, only for the club and the player to have rejected the move.

If £5.5 million seems low, it’s because it is too low. Jansson is the best defender in the Championship when he’s on his game and despite the promise of Brighton & Hove Albion loanee Ben White, he’s not going to be a good enough replacement.

Leeds are selling low and don’t seem to have the funds or the ability to replace the Sweden international anytime soon. This could get very ugly very soon with Leeds also letting a few other defenders go in this transfer window. Hopefully a replacement is lined up for Jansson and soon as Leeds don’t have the depth to cope with Jansson’s absence.