'Contact with the parents': Leeds set for talks over 'exciting' Euro title-winning ace – report
Leeds United are plotting a January move for ‘exciting’ Norwegian left-back Fredrik Andre Bjorkan, according to Teamtalk.
Bjorkan has already helped his side Bodo Glmit win the Norwegian Eliteserien – with just one game left in the season they’re 19 points ahead of Molde.
Celtic held talks over a summer move but that didn’t materialise. Now, Brighton, Leeds, Newcastle, Bournemouth and Norwich are all interested in him, and will talk directly to his dad about a move.
According to Teamtalk, the clubs have “direct contact with the player’s parents, because his father Aasmund is the sporting director.”
He’s out of contract next December but the report claims that he’s likely to leave ahead of that.
Sort of deal we can see in Jan
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Leeds need a natural left-back.
Stuart Dallas has been working wonders down the left flank this season and Gjanni Alisoki has filled in admirably, but the Macedonian is better going forward than in defence.
A natural left-back is definitely a long-term goal for Leeds and Bjorkan looks interesting.
A Norwegian Under-21 international, Bjorkan played all 29 games in the league for Bodo Glmit this season, scoring a goal and adding four assists.
He also played in the three Europa League qualifying games, including 90 minutes against AC Milan where his side were unlucky to go out 3-2.
At 22, he needs to make the step up now and the lure of the Premier League must be big.
However, it’s also a big step up. In his favour, he’s unlikely to command a big fee or big wages and he’s the sort of transfer that we can see Leeds completing in a window which they’ve said is going to be quiet.
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