Leeds United have reportedly won the race to sign Marcus Antonsson in the summer transfer window ahead of Aston Villa and Cardiff City.
Velagic, who is a journalist with Fotbolldirekt.se, has suggested that the 25-year-old would prove to be a good signing for the Championship outside in terms of value for money.
“The most recent information is that the fee will be 20m Swedish crones,” Velagic told The Yorkshire Evening Post when asked if the rumoured fee would be good value for Antonsson.
“That is something like £1.6m. It’s really good money for Kalmar. If you compare it to Lasse Vibe (who went from IFK Goteborg to Brentford last year for £1m), Antonsson is expensive – even though he is three years younger. I wouldn’t be surprised if Leeds sell him for a bigger fee. He has potential.”
FotbollDirekt.se reported earlier this month that Aston Villa and Cardiff City were also interested in signing Antonsson in the summer transfer window (click here to read more). However, it now seems that the striker is on his way to West Yorkshire outfit Leeds.
The Whites do need a good striker in order to complement or act as back-up to Chris Wood. It remains to be seen how Antonsson adapts to the Championship, but Leeds fans should be optimistic.
The Whites failed to finish in the top 10 of the Championship last season, but they will be determined to end up in the top six during the 2016-17 campaign.