Last October, IFK Norrköping chief scout Stig Torbjörnsen revealed Liverpool among the 10 clubs to have showed interest in Icelandic young star Ísak Bergmann Jóhannesson.
Meanwhile, Wolverhampton Wanderers were credited with an interest in the 18-year-old back in April.
Despite drawing attention from the Premier League sides and top clubs across Europe for a year, the midfielder decided to leave the Swedish club for FC Copenhagen on deadline day.
The teenager signed a five-year contract with the Danish side and his decision to snub interest from elsewhere, including that of Wolves, has left Swedish transfer expert and Expressen journalist Daniel Kristoffersson puzzled.
“It was a shock. A transfer bomb, as they say,” Kristoffersson says, as quoted by BT in Demark.
“It was a big surprise because everyone thought he was going to a bigger club. For example, there has been interest from Wolverhampton in the Premier League and Red Bull Salzburg.”
Kristoffersson details the manner in which Ísak Bergmann Jóhannesson’s transfer took shape late in the window has left him surprised since IFK Norrköping had stated the player won’t be sold.
“It was a big surprise that it happened on the last day. It went very quickly,” the journalist added.
“When the team had another coach last year, he was one of the best in the Allsvenskan. Everyone thought he would be sold for 7-10 million and become the most expensive ever sold from the Swedish league.”
Clearly, Kristoffersson isn’t happy at all with Norrköping’s decision to sell Ísak Bergmann Jóhannesson to Copenhagen, and might have even preferred to see him head to the Molineux as a Wolverhampton Wanderers player instead.