The future of Leeds United centre-back Pontus Jansson is said to be in doubt after the defender and manager Marcel Bielsa suffered a falling out, according to Football Insider.
The Whites star was named in the PFA Team of the Year in the Championship this term, but failed to play a single minute of their play-off semi-final defeat against Derby County last week.
Injury ruled the important Leeds defender out of the first leg of that tie, but he was fit for a place on the bench in the second game, but did not make it onto the pitch, even though his replacement Gaetano Berardi was on a yellow card, which eventually cost the Yorkshire outfit the match when he picked up another booking and was dismissed.
After that disappointing encounter, Jansson was pictures sprawled over an advertising hoarding looking on in disbelief, as one of the brightest seasons the Whites have hand in a while, ended in dejection.
It appears that harrowing night will be the last time the Sweden international will be at Elland Road as a Leeds player, as the club are ready to sell the 28-year-old.
The Whites are expected to unload a lot of their players this summer to fund a significant strengthening to attempt to take them back to the Premier League, and Jansson is one of those likely to be let go due to a rift with Bielsa, as identified by a club source.
“Jansson doesn’t get on with Marcelo Bielsa, I know that for a fact, and that’s been the case for some time after they had a falling-out,” the Leeds source is quoted as telling Football Insider.
“I know he said Jansson has been the best player this season, but the two of them have not had a good relationship at all.”
If Jansson’s Leeds career is over, the defender will leave having played more than 100 times for the club, but having failed to get them back to where they feel they belong.