For Brentford Football Club fans, the name Hampus Söderström might not mean much, but it’s one that might do down the line.
The 19-year-old, who currently plays for IK Frej in Sweden’s third-tier, has caught the eye of the Bees’ scouts, with the club now wanting to take a closer look at him.
The midfielder, who recently made a name for himself on social media with a thumping free kick, has confirmed the Championship side, currently managed by Thomas Frank, have asked him to come for a trial.
Speaking to Fotbollskanalen, Söderström said: “As I understand it, they have seen me and want to try me in their environment. I have received an invitation from Brentford. I’m leaving pretty soon, as soon as the season is over”.
En tråd på min lagkamrat och vän, Hampus Söderström, som från en defensiv mittfältsposition, med ett helt unikt tillslag, gjort några helt galna mål i #ettan detta år. Titta o njut! pic.twitter.com/ICYfz1pPEW
— Theodor Johansson (@TheoJohansson8) September 24, 2020
Should he sign on a permanent basis, the player wouldn’t be the first Swede to play for Brentford, with both Pontus Jansson and Saman Ghoddos (who was born in Malmö) currently at the club.
Söderström is well aware of this, and he’s looking forward to kicking the ball around with some compatriots.
He added: “It’s great fun to go there and try, and feel how it is there. Then I keep all the doors open and we get to see after the season what feels best, but it will be great fun to try”.
Brentford aren’t the only ones keen on the youngster, as Hammarby are also said to have made contact with the player.