Sheffield United are interested in Swedish youngster Ali Youssef, according to Fotbolltransfers.
The 19-year-old climbed up through the ranks of BK Häcken before being promoted to their first team in July 2019.
Although he has made 10 appearances in all competitions for Häcken’s senior team, it was sufficient for him to draw attention from clubs across Europe.
Chris Wilder’s side are one of the clubs who have watched the teenager and the report further adds the Blades ‘show interest’ in the teenager, who can operate on both the left and right wing.
Youssef has contract with Häcken until 2023 and speaking to Fotbolltransfers, the youngster hinted at a future move
“I hope I get to play as much as possible, do well, score goals and then be able to take the next step. My dream is the Premier League. It’s a big league with a lot of good clubs. Otherwise, I like the French league too,” he said.
When asked why the French league, the forward explained: “I have no direct favourite team, but I like Marseille. My favourite player has always been Eden Hazard. There is a lot of talk about football overall with the guys, especially these days when we don’t have competition games, which is boring.”
Youssef has also confirmed there’s interest from the Premier League in securing his signature.
“I don’t focus so much on it, but let my agent handle that part. But there are some clubs that are interested. There are teams from Holland and England, including Sheffield United,” Youssef said.
“I take everything as it comes, day by day. You get used to being able to talk a little more, and then you try to be professional and sacrifice a little. You can’t be out with friends as late as before.”
Should the attacker complete a switch to Bramall Lane in the summer, he is unlikely to be included Sheffield United’s first team straight away.