According to reports in the Lancashire Telegraph, Leeds United striker Marcus Antonsson is a loan target for League One outfit Blackburn Rovers, but a move isn’t imminent.
The Lancashire Telegraph says that Rovers boss Tony Mowbray is keen to add to his attacking options before the transfer window slams shut, but the report adds that the 26-year-old is wanted by Swedish clubs AIK, IFK Norrkoping, Kalmar FF and Hammarby after falling out of favour with the Yorkshire outfit.
The Swede – who moved to Elland Road in a £2m deal last summer – made just 21 appearances in all competitions for the Whites last season, scoring three goals, and he failed to make the matchday squad for the club’s opening day Championship clash against Bolton Wanderers on Sunday.
Leeds supporters were quick to have their say on the rumour via social media, and while many believe that a move to Blackburn would be good for all parties, others don’t want to see him go permanently as they don’t feel that he has been given enough opportunities to prove himself.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Needs some game time, really think with encouragement he could become a real force.
— Robie (@TheRealRobNeal) August 8, 2017
Might as well move on
— James Pearson (@JamesPearson25) August 8, 2017
Hasn't worked out at #lufc so a drop down to a lower standard maybe the boost he needs. Wish him well if it goes through
— Sean (@ROI_LUFC) August 8, 2017
He's never been given a chance due to us having 1 up front. When he was given a chance he scored in win v sheff weds away. Shame.
— WeAllLoveLeeds (@AllLoveLeeds) August 8, 2017
Good move for him and us
— Ron (@ronaallleeds) August 8, 2017
If we're letting Antonsson go out on loan it has to be to a team that will guarantee first team football! The boy needs a chance! #lufc
— Tom O'Hare (@tohare3) August 8, 2017
I'd loan Antonsson, not sell him. Have a feeling he could come good. Loan til January. #lufc
— kestrel (@BremnersLaces) August 7, 2017