'New Michael Bridges', 'So excited' – Leeds fans want striker at ER after his latest comments
Striker Marcus Antonsson has said that he won’t consider his future until the summer, and that he’s focused purely on the last seven games of the season for Blackburn – but a swathe of Leeds fans want him back at Elland Road for next season.
The 26-year-old, who signed for Leeds from Swedish side Kalmar in the summer of 2016 for £2.2million, has spent the season on loan at Blackburn, where he’s scored eight goals in 30 appearances.
His loan move came after he scored just one Championship goals in 16 league appearances for Leeds.
He’s still got a year left to run on his Leeds deal and said in an interview with the Lancashire Telegraph that he’s loving every minute at Blackburn.
He also seemingly dropped in a dig at Leeds when he said: “Playing games in a team that’s winning games most weeks is unbelievable and I’m happy so far.”
He confirmed that he wanted to stay in England when his loan deal finished, with his Leeds future up in the air.
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“To play football in England is an honour and for me that’s the place to be as a footballer.
“It’s perfect, the passion from the fans and the quality in the games.
“I love playing in England and hopefully I can do that for many years.”
Leeds fans think that Paul Heckingbottom should take a look at him in the summer, and think there’s goals in the player – and took to Twitter to let the striker know.
Here are the best reactions from Leeds fans to Antonsson:
Want him to play for us. Need him back at ER. He can score goals
— Herbie Jassi (@herbie1178) April 6, 2018
Wonder if Heckingbottom will have a close look at him over the summer as I still think he has potential… #LUFC
— Youngsy (@Monkiimagic) April 6, 2018
Howbhave we not recalled this lad he’s miles above Ekuban and Grot and he’s been playing pretty constantly at Blackburn
— Mr Glassalfempty (@DRobinson92) April 6, 2018
Honestly am of the opinion that if he gets a run of games with us he could be the new Michael bridges !!
— michael durnin (@michaeldurnin1) April 6, 2018
— Alex (@AlexHelenMoore) April 6, 2018
Jesus the lads got to be better than Grot !!
— Si (@magichat123) April 6, 2018
My dad sponsored Marcus last season he’s a really nice guy. If he doesn’t come back to Elland Road I wish him the best of luck for his career.
— James Pears (@JamesP_LUFC) April 6, 2018
Antonsson having a good season at Blackburn. I’d have a look at him next season. Can’t be any worse than Ekuban.. could be the swedish Somma lol
— Luke (@Iukeee) April 6, 2018
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