IFK Norrkoping Linus Wahlqvist has told the Swedish media one day he would like to test himself abroad. The 20-year-old impressed for the Allsvenskan side last season, and subsequently was linked with a move to Leeds United in this transfer window.
Speaking to Svensk Fotboll, Wahlqvist was asked about his future and whether he would be remaining in Sweden. The youngster revealed he’s developing as a player in his home country at a decent level of football. Wahlqvist confirmed he would like to one day play for a foreign club, but believes he’s still benefiting by playing for Nprrkoping.
“I think Allsvenskan is a good level and I feel I’m still developing, there is no stress. Someday I would like to, but there are good matches in the Allsvenskan. It is a good league, men develop,” said the Sweden international.
We reported in November Leeds United were interested in Wahlqvist, along with Stoke City. It was claimed at the time Leeds United were preparing a bid for the youngster, and may look to move in on the player in January.
Garry Monk could look to strengthen in the fullback positions after the club sold Sam Byram to West Ham United 12 months ago, and Wahlqvist is an option.
In the summer Leeds United brought in Marcus Antonsson from the Swedish top flight, along with former Malmo defender Pontus Jansson from Torino.