Manchester United have been linked with a possible move for 18-year-old Swedish striker Jesper Karlsson from Falkenbergs.
According to to Swedish publication Aftonbladet, United “have eyes” for the teenager, while the Manchester Evening News have quoted Hakan Nilsson, director of football at the player’s current club, who seemed coy on the matter.
“It’s a possibility they [United] have expressed an interest,” MEN quote Nilsson as saying. “Just like a number of other major clubs.”
The reason so many major clubs are reportedly keen on the teenager is that he has already scored eight goals in Sweden’s Allsvenskan this season.
Mind you, the league runs from April to November, which makes his tally slightly less sensational.
Nevertheless, eight goals in Sweden’s top league at his age is remarkable form.
Aftonbladet spoke to the player about this Man Utd transfer news and he seemed excited.
He said: “Of course it’s fun, but I cannot do anything more than just go out, do my best and perform. If they check and they think I’m good, that’s just a plus.”
If Karlsson were to join United, he would become the fifth Swede to play for the Red Devils during the Premier League era, after Jesper Blomqvist, Bojan Djordjic, Henrik Larsson and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
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