Having spent last season on loan at Blackburn Rovers, who gained automatic promotion to the Championship, it would be easy to assume that Marcus Antonsson would fit nicely into the set up at Elland Road this season.
But, having scored just seven goals in his 31 appearances for the Rovers, the Swedish forward has been transferred out of Yorkshire on a permanent deal.
The 27-year-old signed for Malmo FF last Saturday, as new United head coach Marcelo Bielsa clearly didn’t see a future for Antonsson at the club.
With Leeds having been linked with a plethora of strikers in recent weeks, it is not surprising that a striker that provided just seven goals in his 31 appearances for the club across a two year spell was given the boot, but will this come back to bite them later in his career?
We discuss whether Leeds United will regret their decision to offload Marcus Antonsson….
I am not convinced that Antonsson is good enough to lead the line for Leeds in the Championship.
They need an out-and-out goal scorer to finally replace Wood and the Swede does not offer that unfortunately.
A move back to Sweden works for all parties here.
I doubt they’ll give it a second thought.
He’s not likely to come back and haunt them in any competition, hopefully their recruitment over the coming weeks will mean it won’t be an issue at all.
Doubtful, the striker scored eight goals last season but was on loan at Blackburn as Leeds had Kemar Roofe who was first choice at Leeds past season.
Leeds have been heavily linked with a few strikers so Leeds probably won’t regret letting him go with potential incomings looking like they will be of a better quality.