Manchester United set to move for Lucas Bergvall
Bergvall came from Sweden’s famous IF Brommapojkarna academy system, which trained Tottenham Hotspur’s Dejan Kulusevski, former Juventus midfielder Albin Ekdal and current Notable talents such as former Coventry striker Victor Chokres, who played for Sporting Lisbon. .
His commendable performances did not go unnoticed, attracting the attention of prestigious clubs across the continent. Fussball News reports Newcastle United, Eintracht Frankfurt, Borussia Dortmund and Barcelona are all interested in the 17-year-old.
The report further adds that United continue to “test” the youngster, who turns 18 next month.
The Sweden international had two trials with the Red Devils as a 14-year-old and has reportedly impressed with United. As he is a fan of the club, he is willing to bide his time and wait for a permanent move to Old Trafford. An immediate decision on his next move will not be imminent and there is no indication that a transfer could take place in the winter transfer window.
Bergvall is contracted until December 2025 and Djurgarden expect a transfer fee of up to €10m (£8.5m) for the youngster.
With Sir Jim Ratcliffe at the helm of new management, the Red Devils are preparing to implement a new transfer policy with a strong focus on attracting the most promising young talent. Bergvall is considered a potential player for the future, in line with United’s shift in strategy to nurture and develop emerging talent.
Nonetheless, United are reportedly limiting their transfer activity this month to loan deals amid an ongoing acquisition process. The introduction of permanent players is expected to be delayed until the summer.
With other clubs showing interest in Bergvall, a route into the first team could come into play when the youngster chooses his next team.
However, United still have a significant advantage as the youngster has been a fan of the club since childhood, so this could make them favorites to seal a deal if they formally express interest.