Report: Marcus Antonsson passes Leeds medical, pens initial three-year deal, fee rises to £1.6m

A general view of the Billy Bremner statue outside Elland Road before the match - Leeds United

Leeds are poised to complete the signing of Kalmar striker Marcus Antonsson.

A general view of the Billy Bremner statue outside Elland Road before the match - Leeds UnitedA general view of the Billy Bremner statue outside Elland Road

According to Swedish outlet Fotboll Direkt, Kalmar striker Marcus Antonsson has passed a medical with Leeds United, and will pen a three-year contract with the option of a fourth.

The Whites are closing in on their first signing of the summer transfer window, subsequently handing new manager Garry Monk his maiden signing as Leeds boss.

General view outside the stadium before the game - Leeds United

Reports over the weekend from Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet suggested that Leeds were closing in on a deal for Kalmar hitman Marcus Antonsson as they pursue attacking reinforcements.

The 25-year-old - who played under Leeds assistant Pep Clotet at Halmstadt - has hit ten goals in 12 Allsvenskan games this season, making a real name for himself in Swedish football, even if he did miss out on a place in Sweden's Euro 2016 squad.

General view inside the stadium before the game

His exploits appear to have caught Leeds' attention, with Clotet a possible trigger for a move - and the deal appears to be on the verge of completion.

Fotboll Direkt report that Antonsson has passed a medical at Leeds, and has signed an initial three-year contract at Elland Road, with the option of a fourth.

Elland Road

The report also notes that whilst the fee over the weekend was claimed as being as £1.35m, the deal has actually risen during final negotiations to around £1.6m.

Leeds should now confirm the move this week, with Antonsson being signed to fill the void left by Mirco Antenucci, who left the club earlier this summer.

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