Earlier today we covered reports from Sweden that Watford have tabled an offer for IFK Goteborg goalkeeper Pontus Dahlberg, and that the Premier League side are in the final stages of talks to get a deal done.
It’s been revealed the transfer fee will be in the region of 30m-40m Swedish Krona (£2.7m to £3.6m).
Dahlberg’s proposed move to the Premier League has been backed by Expressen journalist Daniel Kristoffersson, who believes ‘Watford would be good’ for both clubs.
The Swedish journalist says with current Watford No.1 Heurelho Gomes now coming into the twilight of his career, Dahlberg could compete to be Mario Silva’s first choice keeper.
Watford struggled when Gomes came off against Everton last weekend due to injury, and Dahlberg could provide ideal cover for the Brazilian, and at the same time compete for a place in the starting eleven longer term.
Kristoffersson also thinks IFK will benefit from Dahlberg arriving at Vicarage Road because of their current financial situation. The 18 year old may be sold by IFK in the next window with the Swedish club needing to balance the books.
The club have been undergoing a number of cost cutting measures in recent months, but their efforts haven’t been quite enough.
Dahlberg is highly rated in his home country, and despite his age he’s already established himself as IFK’s No.1. Playing with an experienced stopper like Gomes would only benefit the Swede, and help him make the next step in his career.