Earlier today, the Yorkshire Post reported that Leeds United striker Marcus Antonnson has been subject of interest from Serie B side, Brescia who are owned by former Leeds owner Massimo Cellino.
In the Swedish Media at FotbalDirekt, there have been rumours that Swedish top flight sides Malmo and Hammarby are interested in bringing the striker back to his homeland, but a potential complication in any sort of deal could be the wage packages that would be offered to the striker. Furthermore, it’s been indicated by FotbalDirekt that wages aren’t only the concern but the striker seems to prefer to stay in England, anyway.
Supposedly, the Swedish sides vying for the strikers signature would struggle to afford Antonsson’s wage packages with Leeds United paying him a relatively hefty sum of money – but this may not completely rule out a loan move back to Sweden, similar to the arrangement that Blackburn Rovers have had with the striker.
Leeds United will be looking to free up transfer funds during this summer window in order to bring in some of the big names they’ve been linked with such as Abel Hernandez and Matej Vydra – however, to do so, they need to essentially offload Antonsson as quickly as possible for a decent sum of money if he is not to be part of the clubs plans for the upcoming season.
We’ll see in the coming weeks as to if Leeds United can find a potential suitor for the striker. The 27-year-old did once boast a relatively prolific return in the Swedish leagues for Kalmar FF returning a health 22 goals in 41 games and a move back to Sweden could give him the chance to return to his home country – should a wage package be agreed.