Two days ago, The Athletic in England reported Stabæk’s Emil Bohinen will undergo a one week trial with Sheffield United until Friday. This came after earlier links with Brighton.
The trial was also confirmed by the midfielder’s father, Lars Bohinen, who represented Nottingham Forest, Blackburn Rovers and Derby County during his playing career.
Norway’s TV2 interviewed the 20-year-old and asked him about his experience of training with the Blades.
“I’m here to get to know the club. They are very accommodating and I felt welcome very quickly. I’m just trying to be myself and to enjoy myself. The most important thing is to get to know the environment,” he said.
“For now, it’s just getting to know each other. We have a good dialogue.”
Bohinen came up through the ranks of the Norwegian side before finding his way into Stabæk’s team in 2017. The player started featuring regularly from 2018, but his performances improved in 2019 as he managed four goals and six assists in 29 appearances.
Having spent a few days at Sheffield, Bohinen is able to distinguish the difference in quality of football in Norway and England.
“There is no doubt that there is a big, big difference. At Sheffield United, there are extremely smart footballers. They are one step ahead of us all the way,” he explained.
Sky Sports reported in November that Brighton & Hove Albion are one of the clubs interested in Bohinen, but his agent refused to respond to these links last month.
“I can’t say that much about it,” Bohinen stressed, when asked about rumours linking him to Brighton.
However, Bohinen did express his desire to play in the Premier League in the future.
“I think the most important thing is to get used to the surroundings and the culture, but it is a dream to play in the Premier League,” Bohinen concluded.