Leeds United’s Marcus Antonsson has been linked with a move away from Elland Road. Since joining the club from Kalmar in 2016, the striker has been a bitter disappointment, failing to fulfil the expectations bestowed on him when he made the move.
As the Yorkshire Evening Post reports, Antonsson has been linked with a move to Brescia in Serie B. The forward only has 12 months remaining on his current Leeds contract, and it’s plausible that the Whites will choose to sell their under-performing striker to raise potential funds for prospective signings.
Without a doubt, it’s time for Leeds to cash-in on the Swedish forward, which would help dramatically in reducing their wage bill. During his first season, Antonsson only scored three goals in 21 games for the Peacocks. Despite being awarded a second chance on loan at Blackburn Rovers, the Swedish striker failed to demonstrate sufficient quality during his time at Ewood Park. In 21 games for Rovers, the striker only amassed eight goals.
This isn’t to suggest that the attacker is devoid of quality. The 27-year-old is regarded for his versatility; he can operate on the left flank, or as a striker. Additionally, the forward is respected for his decent finishing ability, and his ability to shoot the ball from a distance. Moreover, he is a talented dribbler of the ball.
Despite his favourable characteristics, the striker isn’t particularly good at retaining the ball, nor is he especially proficient when competing in aerial duels. While Antonsson may have been viewed as an individual with plenty of promise, yet, that potential has failed to transpire to success at Leeds.
Having failed to flourish following two full seasons in English football, Leeds should allow the striker to depart Elland Road and pursue superior replacements.
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