The agent of Halmstad goalkeeper Noel Tornqvist has told the Swedish media they’ve received an offer from Leeds United, but weren’t convinced enough.
The youngster has in recent months been travelling to England for trials with the Championship side, and according to the claims they became impressed with the 16 year old.
Speaking to Halmstad24, Liridon Kelmendi was asked about the interest from Leeds United a couple of weeks ago, comments seemingly missed by the English press: “They came in with an offer. But it was not interesting enough to leave Halmia. Halmia has done a great job with Noel, and have done so since he came in January.”
Kelmendi went on to say there was also interest from Serie A and La Liga: “Yes, that’s right. Noel will be playing with Sampdoria between April 10-14. Then he will be playing at Atletico Madrid in May, and Valencia in June.”
In November, we covered reports from Sweden that Tornqvist had a trial with Leeds United. At the time Kelmendi said Leeds United would suit the youngster because of the way they run their academy, and the values of the club.
His agent also said his time with Leeds United in November had gone well, and confirmed the goalkeeper would have further trials with the English side.
Those further trials happened in January, but it looks like the Elland Road club will now face stiff competition to land him.
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— Sport Witness (@Sport_Witness) April 10, 2018