LUFC Trust bemoan Marcus Antonsson announcement as missed opportunity for Leeds United

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

Leeds United announced the signing of Marcus Antonsson earlier this week.

 

Leeds United clinched their first summer signing earlier this week, buying Marcus Antonsson from Swedish side Kalmar.

The striker had been prolific in the Swedish top flight this season and his arrival was greeted with enthusiasm from supporters.

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Not everybody was entirely pleased though, with the LUFC Trust bemoaning the announcement itself as a missed opportunity for the club, criticising a lack of transparency over a fee.

Leeds did not officially declare the fee they paid, listing it as undisclosed. 

The Yorkshire Evening Post reported Leeds could pay a fee 'rising to £2 million'.

 

The LUFC Trust had called a week earlier for greater transparency at the club, hoping that the new chief executive Ben Mansford would see a change in approach.

 

Officially undisclosed can be frustrating to everybody who wants to instantly see the price of a player, but in fairness to Leeds, they are commonplace.

For instance, Southampton's big money sale of Sadio Mane to Liverpool, announced on the very same day as Antonsson's arrival was also listed as undisclosed.

 

With Mansford having just over a week at the helm at Leeds, there is plenty of time for dialogue between club and supporter groups to be established and improved.

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 before the match - Leeds United

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