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Antonsson leaves Leeds United for Malmo

Marcus Antonsson during an FA Cup tie at Cambridge in January 2017.
Marcus Antonsson during an FA Cup tie at Cambridge in January 2017.
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Leeds United striker Marcus Antonsson has returned to Sweden and joined Uwe Rosler’s Malmo on a permanent deal.

Malmo unveiled Antonsson on a three-year contract tonight after agreeing an undisclosed fee with Leeds, bringing an end to his two-year stay in England.

Antonsson made a minor impact at Elland Road during the 2016-17 season following a move from Swedish club Kalmar and was loaned out to Blackburn Rovers last term.

He was part of a Blackburn side who won automatic promotion from League One but his performances at Ewood Park failed to force him back into the reckoning at Leeds.

The 27-year-old, who played 21 times for United, has now linked up with former Leeds manager Rosler who took charge as Malmo boss a month ago.

Italian club Brescia, owned by Massimo Cellino, were also vying for Antonsson’s signature.

Antonsson told Malmo's official website: "It feels good to come to a club like Malmo. When MFF came into the picture, it was an easy decision."

He is the 10th player to exit Elland Road this summer following a concerted effort by Leeds to trim the size of their senior squad.