The opportunity arose for the Bees to sign, Leeds fan-favourite, Jansson when it was revealed he had been told not to bother turning up to Leeds for pre-season training because Marcelo Bielsa wanted to move him on.
Brentford acted quickly and have pulled off a coup in signing one of the best defenders in the league – having been named in the Team of the Season last year.
If he can form a similar bond with the Griffin Park faithful, then Brentford will have a serious player on their hands, and he could even be the final player they need to push for promotion.
Frank could never fix the Bees away form and in the end they finished in mid-table, but one reason for their poor away form may have been the lack of resilience in defence.
Brentford had no problems scoring goals Neal Maupay, Said Benrhama, Ollie Watkins and Sergi Canos scored 60 out of the Bees 73 goals last season and, in truth, any combination of those four would be a terrifying prospect for most Championship defences, but the Bees defence was weak, and they conceded 59 goals.
That is why the addition of Jansson could prove to be so important for Brentford; he can sure up the backline and lead the defence while the Bees devastating front three get on with their work – knowing that the defence behind them is solid.