Leeds United legend Danny Mills has been speaking about his former club a lot recently, and today he has come out and urged Swedish defender Pontus Jansson to remain at the club.
According to the Daily Star, Mills is confident that Jansson will be a Leeds player by the time the transfer window closes in September.
As quoted by the Daily Star, Mills said: “I think Jansson will remain at Elland Road.”
“He’s had a good season but I don’t think anyone is going to come in and pay a fortune for him.
“He’s unproven at Premier League level, and having played just one season in the Championship, people will be wary.”
Pontus Jansson joined Leeds United on loan from Italian side Torino last summer, and his performances have impressed not just Leeds fans, but fans of all Sky Bet Championship clubs.
Leeds knew that the option was there to sign the big Swede on a permanent deal, and they have attempted to, but his performances have caught the eyes of a number of clubs, none more so than Premier League side Southampton.
Leeds United finished in seventh place in the Championship this season, missing out on the Play-Offs by five points, but Mills does not think that they’re particularly far away from challenging that top six.
“You don’t need to add much if you can keep hold of what you’ve got,” he said.
“Leeds is still an attractive club in that division.”
“There’s a lack of experience, and strength and depth, that’s possibly undone them this season. For me, It’s more about retaining the likes of Kyle Bartley as I think Paul Clement wants him back at Swansea.”