Liverpool are one of the several clubs to have shown interest in Icelandic youngster Ísak Bergmann Jóhannesson.
The 17-year-old joined Swedish side IFK Norrköping and has been a regular figure for them in the league, making 23 appearances this season. He has four goals and 10 assists to his name in all competitions.
Norrköping settled for a 2-2 draw against AIK on Monday and there were scouts from several clubs watching the winger.
According to Expressen, representatives from the Merseyside club and Atalanta were monitoring the teenager. Norrköping chief scout Stig Torbjörnsen has also confirmed the Reds are one of the clubs interested in the talented starlet.
“There has been a lot of interest. It’s great that we have many interesting players but it’s no secret that clubs are chasing Bergmann Johannesson,” Torbjörnsen was quoted as saying by Expressen.
When specifically asked about Liverpool, the Norrköping official said: “Yes [Liverpool are one of them], you can name all ten best clubs in Europe.”
“Everyone’s been here for him. They’re all curious. This is how the scouting world works, that there is interest when such a young guy plays so well for such a long time.”
“He has performed in the U21 national team and Norrköping have a history with young players. The situation is good. Liverpool are [one of the clubs], there are ten others too. It is normal and fun for the club as well as Ísak himself.”
According to Torbjörnsen, it’s too early for him to discuss Bergmann Jóhannesson’s possibility of leaving his current employer in the winter market, whether it be to Anfield or somewhere else.
“It is difficult to judge actually. A club with a lot of money may appear tomorrow or in six months. It is good that Ísak is calm and has a good advisor and family,” Torbjörnsen explained.
“No [the situation is not special], but it’s fun. Norrköping have quite a lot of money and no need to sell. Ísak has a sensible agent and family who knows what they want and when to go. It’s not a stress for us. When something comes up that is good for all parties, [then] something must happen.”