Newcastle United, Leeds United and Brentford were pushed forward as contenders for Jens Cajuste in the recently concluded summer transfer window.
On August 30th, we relayed news from Sweden that the FC Midtjylland star had ‘spoken’ to the Magpies, Marcelo Bielsa’s side and the Bees over a transfer.
There were also quotes from the midfielder, stating a move to the Premier League would be nice at this stage of his career.
He didn’t get the move he had desired and will have to continue with the Danish club, at least until the transfer window reopens again.
Apart from Leeds, Newcastle and Brentford, Rennes were also credited with an interest in the 22-year-old. The Sweden international has now expressed his disappointment after he couldn’t get a move away from Midtjylland in the summer.
“Of course, you’re a little disappointed. I felt I was ready to take the next step. But so, it is in football. I’m not the first one it happens to and won’t be the last. You just have to have the right attitude and help the club move forward,” he said, as quoted by Aftonbladet.
When pressed why a move away from Midtjylland didn’t take shape, the Swede said: “I have no comment on that.”
Cajuste was then asked to give his preference, if he had to pick between Brentford and Rennes.
“It’s hard to say. There are advantages and disadvantages to both clubs and leagues. The Premier League would have been great fun, but so would have Rennes,” he concluded.