There are claims in the Swedish media IFK Norrkoping could look to replace Linus Walhqvist with Icelandic defender Alfons Sampsted. Walhqvist may leave the Swedish club in the summer window, and Leeds United are one of the clubs linked with the youngster.
Sampsted finally made his debut for IFK Norrkoping on Tuesday, and even though it was a brief appearance from the bench Nt.se have claimed the 19 year is old is being prepared to eventually replace Walhqvist.
They say the Sweden international could leave IFK Norrkoping with Sampsted now pushing for a place in the team, and that the 20-year-old seems destined for a move abroad. The club need to balance the books by selling players in this financial year, and Walhqvist would command a decent transfer fee.
Leeds United have already tried to sign the right back, making an approach for Wahlqvist last summer. Throughout this season Leeds United have continued to be linked with the youngster in the Swedish media, and it’s expected they’ll again show interest in the next window.
Despite Garry Monk’s side not getting promotion to the Premier League, there’s still some hope as the Swede has in the past stated he’d be interested in playing in the Championship.