When giant Swede Pontus Jansson signed for Leeds United, there was an instant connection with the fans on the terraces.
Hints at an ‘international’ arrival were initially scoffed at, even more so when it was revealed that he was heading to the Whites from Serie A side Torino on loan. There were some happily ready to dismiss Jansson as another reject from the Italian leagues.
His first taste of action was in a narrow 1-0 defeat against Huddersfield Town at Elland Road. However, alongside Kyle Bartley, Jansson formed a solid partnership. It was a partnership that was at the core of the Whites rise up the table to the play-offs – a place they occupied for 142 days and 26 games before falling away.
This season, Jansson has overcome injury issues to become a focal point and pivot of Bielsa’s resurgent Leeds United outfit. Playing well, the Swede still has time to lay down some love for fellow White Pablo Hernandez. What love it is as well:
My man, best player i ever played with and it’s a true honour to have you in my team! On to the next one now! See you Saturday! 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/idHsPxYFN0
— Pontus Jansson (@PJansson5) December 8, 2018
Bromance? Manlove? Whatever it is that you want to call it, it’s all there. Of course, Pontus is damn right in his admiration for the silkiness that is Pablo Hernandez. Hoever, he’s going to have to get into a long line behind a multitude of Leeds United fans who are rightly drooling over just what Pablo is morphing into this campaign.
Here’s what some of them have said of Pontus’ Pablo praise.
Better than Zlatan then sunshine 😉
— Paul Cunni & Dolby (@CunniLeedsutd01) December 8, 2018
— Tim Musgrove (@timmuz50337) December 8, 2018
you two were brilliant today so lucky to have the privilege of watching you both week in week out
— Armo ☀️🌙 (@Jordan_Armo) December 8, 2018
The banter between the players is the reason we will go up as Champions, what a time to be alive, what a time to be a Leeds United fan!!
— Royce Dunston (@roycedun) December 8, 2018
Talismen. Love Pablo, an absolute wizard.
— Mike (@LeedsMJ84) December 8, 2018
beautiful ,,come on guys keep it going push for that prem you/we belong to be in 👍👍👏👏
— Noel Joe thornton (@NoelThornton) December 8, 2018
The magician and his magic hat 🎩🕺🏼
— Alex Hullock (@alexhullock) December 8, 2018