IFK Norrkoping defender Linus Wahlqvist revealed he would be prepared to play in the Championship when asked about nearly joining Leeds United in the summer.

In an interview with Fotbollskanalen, the 20-year-old was asked about nearly signing for Leeds United in the summer and whether he was prepared to play in the English second tier.

Wahlvist confirmed his favourite countries footballing-wise are England and Germany. The right back revealed he doesn’t have an issue playing in the Championship because he believes it’s a good competition.

“England and Germany are my favourite leagues and countries. The Championship, it looks like a very good league, better than many people think. I think it is a good league to land in,” said the Sweden international.

Wahlqvist has been linked with a move to Leeds United in the past six months after the Championship side’s attempts to sign the player in the last window.

There have been reports in the past few days that Leeds United are still interested in the Swede, and his comments will come as boost to Garry Monk. Leeds United’s brilliant recent run sees them as serious promotion contenders, and as such the club is becoming more attractive to potential signings.