The Elland Road career of Leeds United striker Marcus Antonsson is likely to be over, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

The striker arrived in Yorkshire prior to the beginning of last season but unlike his fellow Swede, Pontus Jansson, his form never really got going, and he may well have played his last match for the club.

The 26-year-old has been farmed out by Leeds to Blackburn Rovers for the remainder of the season, and has already featured twice for the Ewood Park outfit.

In his only season at Elland Road to date, Antonsson managed 21 appearances in all competitions, but he could only find the back of the net on three occasions as he struggled to settle into a groove.

The Swede still has two years left on his contract at Leeds but he is not expected to see out the full length of that deal. One reason for that is the additions Thomas Christiansen made in the summer.

Caleb Ekuban, Samuel Saiz, Pawel Cibicki, Pierre-Michel Lasogga and Jay-Ray Grot have all come in and are capable of playing the forward areas, and they are expected to be pushed on while Antonsson spends the rest of the year away.

The fact that the former Kalmar striker was allowed out on loan despite all of the speculation about Chris Wood leaving, emphasises the lack of future he has in Christiansen’s plans. Leeds failed to hold on to their star asset with him leaving for Burnley last month, but the Dane looks to have moved on beyond the Swede.

Leeds have ambitions of being promoted to the Premier League this season and a return to the top tier of English football would certainly end any chance of Antonsson playing a role for the club next season.

3 COMMENTS

  1. The Yorkshire Evening Post is not a reliable source, every local journalist from the Leeds area is a reliable source, or so someone says. Do well at Blackburn and Marcus could have a future at Leeds. Last year Philips, Hernandez, Dallas and Cooper were for the chop at Leeds. How journalism works is, rubbish every player they can, hoping one comes off.

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