Date: 13th June 2017 at 1:25pm
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By Harvey Byrne

Last summer signing Marcus Antonsson has revealed there has been “a lot of interest” in his signature, but he is not ready to quit Leeds yet.

The 26-year-old forward was one of manager Garry Monk’s biggest signings in 2016 after he elected to splash out a huge £1.6million to bring him in from Swedish top-flight side Kalmar.

However, he struggled in his debut season in England with a return of just three goals in 21 appearances in all competitions for the Yorkshire giants.

But, he is not ready to give up just yet and despite the interest Antonsson has told that he has once been in a similar position before making his big move to England.

“There has been a lot of interest, but it was never up to me on my side,” told Antonsson to Hallandsposten.

“I’m not the kind that gives up and starts to whine and leave.

“I was in a similar position at Halmstads but got out of it and it has taken me here.”

Antonsson showed his scoring ability as recently as the 2015-16 campaign, where he scored 13 times in 18 appearances in all competitions for Kalmar.

In total he managed a return of 25 goals in 47 outings for the Swedish giants and he will now be looking to bring that scoring form into his second season at Leeds.

The Yorkshire giants already boast star Chris Wood upfront and Antonsson will be looking to contribute alongside New Zealand international as the prestigious club pushes for the Premier League.

In other Leeds news, Monk has explained his decision to quit the Whites.

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