Malmo FF sporting director Daniel Andersson believes Marcus Antonsson will be an asset for the Swedish champions.

Last night it was confirmed Malmo have signed the forward from Leeds United on a two year contract.

Andersson has released a statement on the club’s official website after agreeing a deal with Leeds: “Even when he played for Kalmar, he proved he is a very good football player. He is goal-orientated, lots of running and a good-team player who works hard for the team. In addition, in two seasons in England he has become mentally stronger. He will be a supplement for us.”

It always seemed likely Antonsson would leave Leeds United this summer after failing to make an impact in his debut season with the Championship side.

Last season he was loan out to Blackburn Rovers to get games, and this summer he’s been linked with moves to Italy and Sweden but wasn’t able to agree personal terms with Brescia.

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On Friday it became apparent he would be joining Malmo and an agreement was announced yesterday after the paperwork was finally sorted.

The player still had 12 months left on his Leeds United contract.