Pontus Dahlberg left IFK Göteborg for Watford in January 2018, and was immediately loaned back to the Swedish club until the end of the 2017/18 season.

The goalkeeper has not made an appearance for the Hornets, and has had to settle for a place on the bench in cup competitions.

At the start of this year, the 21-year-old was allowed to go out on loan to Eredivisie side FC Emmen.

Sweden’s BK Häcken have identified Dahlberg as an emergency target, according to Expressen.

Häcken are having a ‘goalkeeping crisis’ following Peter Abrahamsson’s serious injury in his side’s defeat to Djurgårdens IF last weekend.

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Abrahamsson suffered cruciate ligament damage and will miss the remainder of the season. Sonny Karlsson, the club’s sporting director, has confirmed Häcken are looking to bring in a replacement for the 32-year-old.

It’s claimed the Swedish club identified Dahlberg as a target, and have made ‘first contact’ with Watford to take the player on loan.

A temporary move would help the stopper get more playing time, something which he has struggled to achieve at Vicarage Road.

Häcken need to bring in a new keeper to resolve the ‘crisis’, and whether it will be Dahlberg or another player remains to be seen.