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Marcus Antonsson shares what Garry Monk has told him about move to Leeds United

General view outside the stadium before the game - Leeds United

Marcus Antonsson has signed a three-year deal at Leeds United.

General view inside the stadium before the game

Marcus Antonsson has informed the Yorkshire Evening Post that Leeds United boss Garry Monk has told him that he will be the perfect fit at Elland Road.

Antonsson completed a switch to Leeds from FK Kalmar yesterday, and he has penned a three-year deal with the Yorkshire side.

The 25-year-old is expected to go straight into Leeds’ starting line-up, and Antonsson is confident about the impact he can make during his first season in English football.

He said: “I know that the manager and the team here have scouted me and know what my strengths are. They’ve told me that I’m going to fit in perfectly and I think so as well.

“Ever since Leeds came into the picture, it seemed like the perfect choice. I wanted this move as soon as Leeds contacted me.”

Antonsson is the first signing Monk has made since taking charge at Elland Road.

Swansea manager Garry Monk

The former Swansea boss made signing a new striker one of his top priorities, and Antonsson’s arrival should increase his side’s attacking threat considerably next season.

The Swedish forward has netted 10 goals in his last 12 games for Kalmar, and currently tops the scoring charts in his nation’s Premier League.

Antonsson will be in competition with Chris Wood and Souleymane Doukara for a place in Leeds’ starting line-up, after completing his switch yesterday.

Chris Wood celebrates after scoring the first goal for Leeds from the penalty spot

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