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Marcus Antonsson reveals the decision ‘wasn’t difficult’ to leave Leeds

Marcus Antonsson reveals the decision ‘wasn’t difficult’ to leave Leeds

Marcus Antonsson did not have the best of times during his short stint at Leeds United, having hardly made the impact they had desired.

The Swedish forward was brought to the club in the summer of 2016 by Garry Monk for a fee thought to be around £2.16million, as per Transfermarkt.

However, having played in just 21 games for the Whites, scoring three times, he quickly found himself frozen out of the side before spending last season on loan with Blackburn Rovers.


The 27-year-old was sold in the summer to Malmo FF and has certainly faired a lot better in his homeland, somewhere he admits he has enjoyed being once again and reflected on the decision to leave Leeds as not being “a difficult” one.

“This summer, I had a year left on the deal with Leeds, and I didn’t have a thought of moving home to Sweden at all,” he told Fotboll Direkt.

“But when it’s Malmo concerned, with all that means, they are frequently the champions and a team that have been in Europe several times, it wasn’t a difficult decision”.

The Verdict:

As have many before him, Antonsson failed to hit the heights many at Elland Road would have liked for him to have reached.

Having witnessed what he achieved at Blackburn, helping them to lift the League One trophy and win promotion to the Championship, there may have been an interest in seeing if Marcelo Bielsa would have been able to work his magic with him.

However, it appears as though he is happy being back in his homeland and with the possibility of winning trophies and competing in European football after a really tough spell in England, then it really was not a difficult decision for him to leave.

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