Leeds United defender Pontus Jansson continues to get a few mentions from the Portuguese press.
Today, it’s newspaper Jornal de Notícias who says the 28-year-old is one of the targets Benfica have for the summer window.
The fact that the Eagles’ defence currently counts on Ruben Dias, who could be sold this summer, and Jardel, who’s 33 and could also move to Brazil, motivates the club to start looking for potential replacements.
Jornal de Notícias describes Jansson as one of the ‘referenced targets’. They write that Leeds United paid €4m to sign the player from Torino, and would now like to see this amount getting ‘valued’… which seems to insinuate they want to make money.
Jansson’s links with Benfica started in Italy, where website Calcio Mercato had a very short story about the Eagles’ interest in the Leeds United player.
Since then, the Portuguese media has been feeding the story, saying the Lisbon side would have a place for him in the squad.
However, we’re still to see claims of talks or bids for the transfer.
Should an approach be made then Jansson may well be tempted by the prospect of Champions League football.