Djurgardens sporting director Bosse Andersson has told the Swedish media Gustav Engvall hasn’t returned to Bristol City. Only this week it confirmed the Engvall would be joining the Swedish team before claims the deal has fallen through.
Speaking to Fotboll Direkt, Andersson has confirmed Engvall has remained in Sweden and that the forward won’t be involved in Bristol City’s clash with Huddersfield Town. The Djurgardens director revealed Engvall will next week go away with the Sweden U21s, and during that time they will hold talks with Bristol City with regards to getting a deal sorted before the transfer deadline.
“No. We do not give this up. First, one should remember that Gustav will not play in Bristol’s next match against Huddersfield. So he stays with us and continues to train. The he goes with the Swedish U21 national team for ten days. Now we will talk to Bristol. We are clear about exactly what to do. But no, we are not giving up. The transfer window closes March 31st and today we is the 16th of March. So there is still time to resolve this,” said Andersson.
Earlier in the week we covered reports from Sweden claiming Djurgardens had loaned Engvall for the whole Swedish season, which runs from April until November, although Bristol City had a callback clause for the summer. However, in the past 24 hours the situation has changed but Djurgardens haven’t given up on signing the player.