Leeds United are among the clubs that have been closely monitoring the performance of goalkeeper Noel Törnqvist while he plays for Mjällby AIF this season. The Sweden U21 international has impressed with 11 clean sheets and a record of 34 goals conceded from 29 games.
Scouts from Daniel Farke’s side and FC Copenhagen are said to be been following Törnqvist’s matches, as reported by the Swedish press. Mjällby’s sporting director, Hasse Larsson, confirmed Leeds’ interest in the 21-year-old and mentioned that their scouts have been keeping a close eye on him.
Noel Törnqvist expressed his delight over the interest shown by Leeds and the Danish club, saying, “Of course, it’s great… An acknowledgment that you have done something good. It makes you happy and proud. I’m very happy with my season.”
Despite the interest from Leeds Larsson acknowledged the uncertainty surrounding the January transfer window. He emphasized the club’s desire to retain the young goalkeeper.
While Törnqvist is happy at the club, he has not closed any doors just yet for a potential move away, emphasizing that the timing and the right step are crucial for his career.
“You’re going to find out that clubs have been looking. But I’m fully focused on Mjällby. I don’t want to be so involved in whether there is interest or something,” Törnqvist explained via. Fotbollskanalen.
“Of course, you hear it and find out. But it doesn’t matter to my game whether it’s one spectator, 10,000 spectators or 100,000 spectators. It’s not something I’m stressed about.”
Embed from Getty ImagesWhen asked about his dream destination, Törnqvist expressed a strong desire to play in the Premier League and English football, describing it as his dream destination.
“It is important that the step is right for me. If it’s in Sweden or abroad, then when the time is right, we’ll see,”
And speaking about his dream league: “It’s probably the Premier League and English football. You always remember when you were smaller with Saturdays at 4pm. You might have had a match of your own in the morning, then you met some friends and watched English football. So, England is the dream destination.”
His comments suggest that he has a keen interest in playing in England, which could be promising for Leeds United in their pursuit of the talented young goalkeeper.
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