Robin Glavak joined Swedish club Örgryte IS’ academy in 2016, at the age of 13.
Over the past three years, he has excelled at various levels in Örgryte IS’ youth teams and that was sufficient for him to draw attention from clubs in England.
Saturday’s edition of Swedish newspaper Göteborgs-Posten talks about Tottenham Hotspur and Leeds United looking at the 16-year-old.
It’s claimed both were interested in the teenager. Spurs and Real Sociedad offered an opportunity for the player to visit their facilities and have a trial with them.
He snubbed advances from foreign clubs and signed a three year contract with Örgryte IS’ first team on Friday. After committing his future to Swedish side, the young defender said: “It’s really big. The biggest thing that has happened in my football career.”
GP also adds apart from Spurs and Leeds, there were other Italian clubs interested in the youngster.
“There have been some clubs that wanted me to come over and do a trial. I have said we have to wait a few years. I’m in no hurry [to go] abroad. I am young and think that I am developing well in Sweden. Now I also get the chance to step up to the first team,” he added.
“Yes [it was hard to resist], but once you go over and have a trial… I was in England for a week. I had no friends there and lived with a family,” Glavak explained.
“Obviously, it is really flattering when clubs are interested and say they want to make a bid, but you have to see how you like it too. Otherwise you don’t know if you can. Then you might have to move back home after a month.”