Leeds United fans in the Transfer Tavern will want things sorted out quickly this summer as they look to prepare for the Championship season once again.
There has not been any clarity regarding the future of Paul Heckingbottom so far, and the locals will be concerned that the club could be set to miss out on key transfer targets if the rumours continue to swirl.
However, according to a report in Fotboll Direkt, the manager is not the only member of the Leeds squad to have an uncertain future, with Marcus Antonsson’s still undecided.
The Swedish striker spent last season on loan at League One side Blackburn Rovers, who earned promotion back to the Championship, but they decided to not take up the option of signing him on a permanent deal, leaving the 27-year-old unsure of what comes next.
The striker has just one year left on his current deal to remain at Elland Road, and it is believed there is interest from his homeland to bring him back to the Allsvenskan, although his agent has recently admitted that they do not know what Leeds want to do with him.
He told Fotboll Direkt: ‘Yes, interest is great in Marcus. But (as of) today we do not know what Leeds want and he has a year left on his contract. I think in a month we will know more.’
And these comments are likely to intrigue our resident Leeds fans, what with the £1.35 million-rated star (as per Transfermarkt) facing an uncertain few weeks as to where he will be playing his football come August.
Landlord’s Verdict: It would appear that Antonsson does not have a future at Leeds following his loan spell with Blackburn, as the club continue to look for a forward to help them find the firepower needed to be within Premier League contention.
It could be a good move for both parties if he did return back to Sweden, with Malmo FF and Hammarby both interested, as it would raise capital for the Whites, whilst the striker would be able to have a fair chance of first team football once again.
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