Having arrived from Swedish side Brommapojkarna in 2018, Viktor Gyökeres’s appearances for Brighton & Hove Albion in his debut season were restricted to only cup competitions.
The Seagulls then allowed the forward to join FC St. Pauli on a loan deal last summer.
Per Jonsson, his representative, has given an interview to Fotbolldirekt.se and the agent confirmed several clubs were interested in the 21-year-old before he joined the second division German club.
“There were seven to eight clubs that were interested, before he chose St Pauli. I can confirm that both Malmö FF and Bröndby have shown serious interest. It is clear that Malmö was very interesting and a serious alternative before he chose St Pauli,” Jonsson said.
“But there were also clubs like Dynamo Dresden, a Czech top club and one in Holland who were seriously involved. St Pauli got him because his teammate from Brighton, Leo Skiri Ostigard, had decided to go there.”
The Sweden international has managed six goals and three assists in 17 league appearances for St. Pauli and his displays for the German side have caught attention from elsewhere.
Gyökeres’s contract at The Amex is until 2022 and his representative has confirmed there is interest in his client.
“There’s a clear interest in him. He likes Brighton and Brighton is a very good club that has done a lot for Viktor. Brighton has always followed him closely in St Pauli through their coordinator David Weir. But there is interest in him from other clubs,” he explained.
When quizzed about the details of the clubs interested in the player, Jonsson said: “There are, among other things, several requests from the Bundesliga and who see what a strong number nine he is.”
Jonsson also stressed a decision on the attacker’s future will be taken after holding talks with Graham Potter’s side.
“The loan is valid until the end of June and we will soon sit down and look at his situation. [We need] to understand what Brighton wants and see what enquiries are available,” the agent added.