Djurgarden sporting director Bosse Andersson has revealed he had an agreement with Leeds United to sign Marcus Antonsson in the summer, but the forward joined Malmo 48 hours later.
The 28 year old spent two seasons at Leeds United, but failed to make a real impact.
Fotboll Direkt have reported on comments Andersson made when addressing the Djurgarden supporters: “He came to Sweden to meet us. We agreed with his club (Leeds) but two days later he signed for Malmo. It was a damn hard blow. We had the resources to recruit him.”
After a promising start to his Elland Road career in 2016, Antonsson’s displays tailed off as the season went on, not helped by injury, and his chances of games were restricted by the scoring exploits of Chris Wood.
Subsequently he was loaned to Blackburn Rovers last season and despite returning to Leeds United in the summer it always seemed he was surplus to requirements with the Championship club.
As a result, the Swede signed for Malmo during the last transfer window on a permanent deal.
Under Uwe Rosler the player has found his scoring touch and he’s impressed in the Europa League with the Swedish club, scoring the winner last night against Besiktas.