Obviously, a transfer is rather simple on the surface. A club such as West Brom could offer Leeds United say £10m for Pontus Jansson of Leeds United. It’s then up to the club, if they deem that £10m to be an appropriate amount for that player. Easy, right?
Well with regards to Pontus Jansson and a potential move away from Leeds United, a lot of fans will be highly reluctant to let the highly rated defender leave Elland Road – especially to a Championship rival after he has shown so much promise and passion for the club during the past few seasons.
The main reason why Leeds United should let Pontus Jansson go is becuase if an offer comes in and it turns is head, nobody needs or wants a player who is uncertain of his place at a club. If somebody has doubts about where they are, they aren’t always 100% committed to the cause and there’s nothing wrong with letting that person move onto pastures new.
This although seeming obvious is a basic principle we tend to forget as football fans. If we were working for a company, got offered a new job with an improved salary and a chance to improve our career – we’d likely take it, and it’s not too dissimilar to a situation Jansson could find himself in, should West Brom follow up on their reported interest in the defender.
The fact of the matter is though, although nobody can question Jansson’s commitment to Leeds United, the player has suggested that if the club isn’t ‘serious’ about promotion this season, there’s a chance he may jump ship.
These are both interesting and worrying times for Leeds United fans, but remember, nobody knew who Jansson was when the club signed him and any potential money could be heavily reinvested into an even better replacement – there is cause to be optimistic, if the player does move on and there’s no reason why Leeds United shouldn’t consider selling him, if the offer is right.