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Morning Leeds-in for 9 July: Pontus Jansson officially leaves Leeds for Brentford

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Pontus Jansson has officially left Leeds for Brentford. The West London side announced today on social media that the Sweden international has signed a three year contract with the club.

Per Brentford’s official website:

Brentford have completed the signing of Pontus Jansson from Sky Bet Championship rivals Leeds United for an undisclosed fee. The Swedish international central defender completed a medical in central London earlier today, Monday 8 July, before signing a three-year contract. There is also a Club option of an extra year to keep Pontus with The Bees until June 2023.

Oh, what could have been.

There are a ton of “ITK” accounts tweeting out kinds of information, but at the end of the day, the only thing that matters is that one of the better players at Leeds has left. The club has to find a replacement, even if all of the stories about his “attitude” are correct. Gaetano Berardi and Brighton & Hove Albion loanee Ben White aren’t proven enough to replace Jansson.

It’s Leeds in the Championship, the best players always leave. It’s how the club replaces them and moves forward that will matter next year.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Sky Sports just can’t get enough of Leeds. [Through It All Together]

Liam Kitching departs for Forest Green Rovers. [Through It All Together]

Three more preseason fixtures announced. [Through It All Together]

England and English Football Links

A new Premier League FFP rule will change the way that mid-table clubs are able to spend money. [FourFourTwo]

Leicester City officially sign Youri Tielemans from AS Monaco. [Fosse Posse]

World Football Links

A look at new AS Roma goalkeeper Pau Lopez, who joins from Real Betis. [Chiesa di Totti]

Vincent Laurini has left Fiorentina to join Parma. [Viola Nation]

Atalanta are asking to play their Champions League matches at the San Siro, much to the chagrin of AC Milan fans. [Football-Italia.net]

Ivory Coast defeated Mali 1-0 to advance to the quarterfinals of AFCON. [BBC.com]