Leeds and Villa keep tabs on Antonsson: 102 mins p/goal
According to Swedish website FotbollDirekt, 10-goal Kalmar FF striker Marcus Antonsson has a lot of interest in him, that around him is a sense of growing activity.
Playing in Sweden’s top flight Allsvenskan division, Antonsson’s 10 goals have helped Kalmar to 9th in the 18-team division with 16 points, 11 behind leaders Malmo. However, despite languishing in 9th place, Antonsson leads the Allsvenskan with his 10-goal haul.
10 goals, spread across most parts of the game with five coming in the last half hour, two in the last 15 minutes – Antonsson is definitely a striker on fire, a Swedish Will Grigg if you will. Across all of his 18 appearances for Kalmar FF (Allsvenskan and Svenska Cupen), the Swede has scored 13 goals and provided only one assist – greedy.
To put a little perspective onto this set of returns, Antonsson’s 10 Allsvenskan goals have come in 1,016 minutes of game time at the rate of a goal per 102 minutes would suggest a ridculously high potential 40 goals over a full Championship season – yes 40 goals. Now obviously that target is in the realms of fantasy and Football Manager, when you take into account the rigours of the Championship and a full 46-game season.
The 10 goals in Sweden’s top flight competition come on the back of 12 he scored in te 29 games he played for Kalmar in the 2014/15 Allsvenskan campaign last time out – these coming at the rate of a goal per 184 minutes, this being equivalent to a more credible 22 goals over a full Championship campaign.
As the original article says in FotbollDirekt.se, (linked above) “the allsvenske star i now negotiating with several clubs,” of which Leeds and Aston Villa are said to be two of those in discussions.
FotballDirekt go on to say that his ten-goal Allsvenskan haul so far this campaign is the “maximum way to build on the breakthrough of last year,” and that in doing so he has “proved to be something quite different from a one-hit-wonder.”