By Wayne Veysey

8th Sep, 2017 | 9:01am

Leeds career of 26-year-old is almost certainly finished - report

By Harry Sykes

Marcus Antonsson is unlikely to ever play for Leeds United again, according to a report.

The Yorkshire Evening Post claim the likelihood is that the Elland Road career of the striker, 26, is “finished” after a wretched debut campaign at the club.

Antonsson signed last summer for a reported fee of £1.5million but started just six league matches and scored just three goals in all competitions before going completely off the radar in the second half of the campaign.

The Swede has been loaned out to League One side Blackburn Rovers for the entirety of the season.

His contract at Leeds runs until the summer of 2019.

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Leeds Insider verdict:

It is hard to see Antonsson back in a white shirt. He is a penalty box predator and the signs during the first month or two of last season were that he knows how to find the back of the net. But his slight physique and poor hold-up play made it clear that he would offer little outside of the box. Leeds appear to have moved on after loaning him out and signing four new forwards this summer, three of them on permanent deals.

In other Leeds United transfer news, a top-flight striker with an excellent goals record has revealed he wants to permanently move to Elland Road next year.

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