Leeds United outcast Marcus Antonsson has admitted that he will fight for his place at the club despite admitting to interest in his services, according to Swedish newspaper Hallandsposten (via The Daily Express).
The 26-year-old moved to Elland Road last summer after impressing for Kalmar FF, but was unable to translate that goal-scoring form to English football, with injury and the stunning form of Chris Wood seriously hindering the forward’s chances.
The Swede ended the campaign with just six Championship starts to his name, and with just one goal in 16 appearances overall in the second tier (against Sheffield Wednesday back in August), it’s fair to say that he hasn’t got going at the Yorkshire outfit just yet.
And although Antonsson has admitted that there is interest in him to end his Leeds nightmare this summer, he appears willing to fight for his place at the club next season.
He said: ‘There has been a lot of interest, but it was never up to me on my side.
‘I’m not the kind that gives up and starts to whine and leave. The signals I have received from Leeds are that they believe in me, they know what I can do.
‘I’m not going to the Allsvenskan now.’
These comments are sure to interest Leeds fans who haven’t seen the best of Antonsson in the last 12 months since his arrival, although it’s clear that he is willing to commit to the club in a bid to reignite his career.
And with the future of star striker Wood uncertain, Antonsson may have a crucial role to play for the Elland Road outfit next season as they look to build upon their seventh place finish last time out and push for promotion.