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Striker reveals he rejected other offers to join Leeds United


Leeds United forward Marcus Antonsson has said that he had other clubs approach him during the summer but did not think twice when he saw an offer present itself from the Yorkshire club.

Antonsson was on good form for Kalmar FF in Sweden last season which saw a number of clubs display interest in luring him. He however decided to join Leeds midway through the Swedish season whilst he was the top goal scorer in the Allsvenskan.

The 25-year-old said, “I was the top scorer in Sweden, so I had a couple of options. It was not a hard choice at all for me really. I knew about Leeds United before and that it was a big club.

“But as soon as I stepped in here at Elland Road I just felt that it was right. It was not a hard decision at all.”

Since arriving at the Whites, Antonsson has however struggled to earn regular game time which can be partly attributed to the red-hot form of Chris Wood. From 21 appearances in all competitions this season, the Sweden international has scored just three goals.

Antonsson’s lack of playing time for Gary Monk’s men has led to speculation that he may consider finding a new club.


  1. How the hell has Antonsson not been given a fair chance this year? I thought he was doing well at the beginning of the campaign. I’m sorry but playing a lone striker every game is just too easy to defend against, Wood has been incredible but good sides can handle our formation easily.


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