The exits at Elland Road look set to continue in the coming weeks, with Marcus Antonsson looking like he will be the next Leeds United player to depart.
After weeks of speculation, Phil Hay from the Yorkshire Evening Post has confirmed that Antonsson looks set for a move to Malmo, rejecting the opportunity to join Brescia in favour of a return to Sweden.
Marcus Antonsson to Malmo should go ahead. Permanent deal. Brescia wanted him but he’s heading back to Sweden. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) July 14, 2018
The 27-year-old has made just 21 appearances for Leeds over the course of two years, with Leeds sending him out on-loan to Blackburn Rovers last season.
Antonsson scored three goals for the Whites, with a permanent move away from Elland Road now looking a formality for the striker.
As expected, there was a sea of reaction to the news.
Here is the best of it…
That means 9 outgoings and 2 incoming. What a season this will be
— Jack (@YorkshireJack94) July 14, 2018
— Marc F (@billywigwam13) July 14, 2018
Good stuff Phil lovely lad & honest pro & probably didn’t get a fair crack at it but imho he was absolutely miles off a top 6 Championship player wish him both but success for his future career #lufc
— ????????????Benny Tayls???????????? (@BennyTaylsLUFC) July 14, 2018
Think there is a good player there, never played to his strengths under Monk, shoehorned him into the formation
— Joe ???????? (@JoeJames1996) July 14, 2018
Wholesale this season. We closing?
— Albert (@Albertlufc) July 14, 2018
So we only have Roofe up front? And not even an option on the bench? What is actually going on?!
— Mob(Cap)Mentality (@M_C_Mentality) July 14, 2018
It’s like having a car boot sale, get rid of what you don’t want to then go to the shops to buy newer and better, relax, time to panic come first game of the season if we’ve not bought in the 5-6 quality players biesla wants
— Shaun Meakin ???????????????????????????????? (@shaunmeakin10) July 14, 2018
So that another one out the door and still know one coming in at this rate they be asking any one fancy a kick about against Stoke
— gooddoctor (@gooddoctor79) July 14, 2018
With Leeds looking to get bodies out of the door, Antonsson’s departure was inevitable.
The striker struggled in England and this seems like a good move for all parties.
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