BK Häcken took Pontus Dahlberg on a loan deal from Watford last August.

The Swedish club were forced to bring in a new goalkeeper after their first-choice, Peter Abrahamsson, suffered a serious injury and was forced to spend most of the campaign on the sidelines.

Dahlberg’s temporary stay with Häcken is until this coming summer and they retain no option to further extend his stay as per the agreement between the two sides.

According to Göteborgs-Posten, as relayed by Fotbollskanalen, Abrahamsson has still not recovered from his setback, and in the event of there being no change in his situation when the Watford owned player’s loan deal expires, then Dahlberg’s temporary stay at the club could be further extended.

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Although the 22-year-old has refused to comment on this possibility, Häcken chief Martin Ericsson has expressed his side’s desire to retain the Sweden international beyond the current loan deal.

“We do not exclude anything. We will see. Of course, we [will] have a dialogue depending on what it looks like with other goalkeepers,” the Häcken sporting director said.

Dahlberg’s contract at Watford runs down in 2023 and an option to continue at Häcken could help him enjoy more first team minutes.