Leeds on transfer alert: 25-year-old striker reveals lots of interest in signing him
By Amir Mir
Marcus Antonsson has stated that he is “not finished” at Leeds but he did reveal that there had been “a lot of requests” made about him.
Striker Antonsson moved to Elland Road from Sweedish top flight side Kalmar last summer where he penned a three-year deal at the club.
Since his arrival, Antonsson, 25, has found life difficult at the club as he has failed to find any regular game time, consistency and form.
One of the factors behind that is manager Garry Monk opting to play one striker up front in Chris Wood, who has taken his chances by netting 22 goals in all competitions this term.
As a result, Antonsson has not started a Championship match since September and the Swede has opened up about his future and shared whether he is seeking a transfer.
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“Absolutely not. I’m not finished here, I can not give up just because it is difficult,” Antonsson told Swedish outlet Barometern.” I really enjoy and have no thought of anything other than Leeds United. I want nothing more than to make success in Leeds.
“It is clear that clubs look if you play or not, and as I said earlier, the situation looks worse from the outside and then there will be clubs who ask about my situation. What I can say is that there has been a lot of requests.”
Antonson has played 21 Championship, EFL Cup and FA Cup matches for Monk’s side this term, scoring three goals.
He last featured for his team during their humiliating 1-0 defeat at non-league Sutton in the FA Cup at the end of January.
Furthermore, Antonson’s last goal for the club came in October when he found the back of the net during the EFL Cup win over Championship rivals Norwich.
Despite his difficult start to life in Yorkshire, the Whites are chasing promotion to the Premier League during this campaign as they host rivals Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend.
Antonson’s only goal in the league came against Wednesday during the club’s 2-0 win at Hillsborough in August.
In other Leeds transfer news, Garry Monk has stated that he wished he had a body like this Whites player.