Kristian Pedersen has enjoyed a good campaign with Birmingham City, managing four goals and two assists in the league while operating as a left-back.
Earlier this month, we carried a report from Denmark’s BT, who explained the 25-year-old’s ‘eye catching performances’ saw him draw attention from Watford.
The Hornets were interested in signing the fullback in the winter market and they even submitted a bid of £8m for the Dane. However, the offer ‘wasn’t enough’ for Pep Clotet’s side to sanction Pedersen’s move to Vicarage Road.
Pedersen has now revealed efforts were made by Nigel Pearson’s side to sign him in January.
“I knew they [Watford] were interested in me. But now it turned into nothing, and that’s how it is. I know there were other clubs in the picture too,” he told BT.
Pedersen arrived in England when Birmingham City signed him from Union Berlin in 2018.
Prior to joining the Championship club, he had offers from elsewhere, but he decided to make a switch to St Andrew’s. The left-back has explained the reason for the same.
“There were various clubs that were interested in me. I could have chosen to go to the Bundesliga instead of going to England,” the player explained
“But I just have a dream of the Premier League. A boy’s dream. And if it were to materialise, I had to go to England and Birmingham. Take a small jump again and then take the big step. But I could have played in the Bundesliga today.”
Although Pedersen missed out on fulfilling his dream earlier this year, he remains hopeful of playing in the Premier League in the near future
“My future plans are simple. I have to play in the Premier League. Whether it’s going to be this summer… well, of course, I will do everything I can to make that happen,” Pedersen stressed.
“But otherwise I have two years left of my contract with Birmingham, and the club will not sell me if they do not want to. But I go around with the Premier League dream, so you never know what’s going on. It may be that something happens this summer. “