Known for picking up the odd Scandinavian talent here and there, Brentford FC are seemingly on the verge of losing one of them.
That would be Fredrik Hammar, whom they signed from Akropolis IF back in 2019, making just the one appearance for the first-team throughout his time at the Brentford Community Stadium.
Fed up of waiting for his chance, the 20-year-old, whose contract was up at the end of the summer, has decided return to his former side in search of game time.
This has been corroborated by various sources and confirmed by the player himself, who is currently in Sweden to get the deal over the line.
Furthermore, he was ‘on site in Stockholm, with the deal official within a couple of days’.
While Akropolis’ sports director may have refused to comment, Hammar himself has done so for him, speaking to Fotbollskanalen on Monday.
He said: “It feels good and fun [to return], I want to get playing time, play matches and fight for the three points”.
Regarding his desire to leave Brentford, he explained: “I had to train with the first-team and have fought, they’re a top five club in the Championship, so it’s difficult to compete for a starting place. I’m a little further away from playing there, so now I hope to get playing time”.
Describing his time in England as ‘instructive’, Hammar feels he’s ‘taken great strides physically and mentally’ as well as ‘growing a lot’.
There’s no indication as to whether this is a permanent move or a loan, but it appears he has signed until the summer, after which: “You never know, we’ll see how it goes”.