Watford goalkeeper Pontus Dahlberg has told the Swedish media he’s looking to get a loan move during the next transfer window, but it seems he’s ruled out a move back to the Allsvenskan.
The Swede joined Watford during the 2018 winter transfer window, arriving from IFK Goteborg.
Speaking to Expressen, Dahlberg was asked whether he would be going out on loan in the new year in order to get playing time: “We will try to get a loan for me this winter. I want to play and I’m not so picky, either England or abroad. I have nevertheless developed here, absolutely, and I showed that with the U21 national team recently.”
When asked about a possible return to his former club IFK Goteborg, he responded: “Not at the moment, I don’t think so. For me, that is not the right step right now. I want to try to continue on the track I started even if I want to play for them very much. But sometime in the future maybe.”
Earlier this week we covered comments the 20 year old made to the Swedish press in which he confirmed he tried to get a move during the last transfer window. However, he revealed the conditions weren’t right for the interested club, so a transfer never happened.
“Something absolutely could’ve happened. We tried to move and spoke about it, but it was a difficult window for goalkeepers where many people moved. Of course, there were a few alternatives, but the club didn’t want to accept the conditions on offer.”
Dahlberg is currently third in the pecking order behind Ben Foster and Heurelho Gomes even though it was expected in Sweden he would be challenging for the No.1 sport when he joined the Hornets.
The youngster has yet to make his Premier League debut with Watford.