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Marcus Antonsson admits he has no idea where he will play next season


Marcus Antonsson admits he has no idea where he will play next season

The Swedish striker has enjoyed his spell at Blackburn Rovers, but does he have a Leeds United future?

Marcus Antonsson has had a good week. The Swedish striker won promotion with Blackburn Rovers after a 1-0 win against Doncaster Rovers on Tuesday night. It means they are now in a straight shoot-out with Wigan Athletic for the League One title.

But what next for Antonsson?

Whilst he may have won promotion with Blackburn, he is in fact on loan at the club from Leeds United.

Antonsson joined Leeds in the summer of 2016, arriving at the club whilst the current top scorer in the Swedish top flight.

However, despite his excellent form in Sweden, the forward found it difficult to translate his form from Scandinavia to the Championship.

After falling down the pecking order at Elland Road he was allowed to join Blackburn in the summer. After a campaign in which he scored eight goals in 33 games, Antonsson has an interesting summer ahead of him.

But speaking to Fotbollskanalen he admitted he was not yet sure where his future lied. The 26-year-old stated:


“I only know that I have a year left for the deal with Leeds, and that’s what I’m talking about. If something else pops up, you can get it from there. We have not yet talked to them or the like.

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“I know that those discussions (with Blackburn) will come in the future. They have not begun yet either…

“I have one year left on the contract with Leeds, which is also a fantastic club. I will, of course, do everything for them too, if I come back there. However, I do not really know what will happen.”

It will certainly be interesting to see what Leeds United do with Antonsson. The Swede arrived with high hopes in 2016 but only managed one league goal last term.

He has also struggled with niggling injuries throughout his time in English football, which will not leave Leeds over-enamoured with the idea of keeping him.

The fact is, an eight-goal season in League One is not likely to be enough to convince Leeds United to give Antonsson another chance next season.

Of course, they could give him the pre-season to prove himself. But Antonsson has looked far from the man who managed 25 goals in 46 games for Kalmar and was on the brink of the Swedish national team.

Despite their own striking woes, Antonsson looks unlikely to get a chance at Leeds next season

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Everton fan for my sins.

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