Swedish top-flight outfit Kalmar have expressed an interest in bringing Leeds United striker Marcus Antonsson back to the club, reports Fotboll Direkt.
The 26-year-old only moved to Elland Road last summer from the Allsvenskan side, but things haven’t worked out for the forward in his 12 months in English football.
The Swedish star earned just 21 appearances for the Yorkshire outfit last time round under Garry Monk, and only netted once in the Championship in their 2-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday back in August.
However, with only one league appearance in 2017, Antonsson was well down the pecking order at Elland Road, and it’s a situation former employers Kalmar were looking to take advantage of, as recent reports suggest that they have expressed an interest in the 26-year-old.
Kalmar are currently third from bottom in the Swedish top-flight having won just three of their 16 games this season, and with just 14 goals scored thus far, it’s clear that attacking reinforcements are needed to pull away from danger.
And reuniting with someone who knows the club and has performed well for them in the past could be exactly what they need to kick-start their campaign, but whether they can indeed land Antonsson remains to be seen, as the striker has said recently that he’s unlikely to return to Sweden in the near future.
The Verdict: It hasn’t been the 12 months Marcus Antonsson would have been hoping for at Leeds United, netting just once in the Championship and only on two other occasions in the domestic cup competitions.
And his lowly position in the pecking order has raised questions about his future, and although he himself isn’t keen on returning to Sweden just yet, the chance to return to a club with whom he scored 25 goals in 47 games to possibly reinvigorate his career may be too good an opportunity to turn down.
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