Marcus Antonsson responds to Leeds United exit reports

Date published: Tuesday 16th May 2017 12:20 - Zach Holland

Marcus Antonsson has welcomed reports he is wanted by clubs in his home country of Sweden – but insists his focus remains on Leeds United.

The 26-year-old says he intends to stay at Elland Road and fight for his first-team place before considering a return to his homeland.

Speaking to Swedish media outlet Fotboll Direkt, via Sport WitnessAntonsson said: “It’s a sign that you have done something good. Of course it’s flattering when big Allsvenskan clubs want you.

“I have grown up with headlines, so of course it is flattering. But my focus is still on Leeds, and I know I’m far from done abroad.”

The former Kalmar FF man joined the West Yorkshire club back in June 2016 but speculation had mounted of potential return back to his homeland after only making a limited number of appearances.

Antonsson made 21 appearances for the club in his first season, scoring three goals in the process.

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