Arsenal, West Ham battling for versatile Danish ‘revelation’ with rising value

Date published: Tuesday 30th March 2021 10:24 - Samuel Bannister

Arsenal and West Ham are among the clubs interested in offering Brondby talent Jesper Lindstrom the next step in his career, according to reports.

Lindstrom is only 21 years old but is already making an impact in Denmark. He has been a senior Brondby player since 2019 and earned an international debut last year. Now, the Premier League could come calling.

Able to play as a winger, midfielder or striker, Lindstrom has racked up 58 appearances for Brondby’s first team. Across those games, he has provided 14 goals and 13 assists.

He has been a regular over the past two seasons, making 21 starts in the Danish Superliga so far this term. He has nine goals to his name in this season’s competition.

According to French outlet Jeunes Footeux, Lindstrom has been a “revelation” in Denmark and his form has “alerted” a number of clubs.

Several of his suitors are in England, with London duo Arsenal and West Ham leading the charge. They would face competition from RB Leipzig in the German Bundesliga, though.


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The report claims that estimations of Lindstrom’s price tag at €6m are low, and that Brondby could command a more significant fee. Indeed, it has previously been claimed that his valuation could rise into eight figures.

That would still be in reach for clubs like Arsenal and West Ham, who may be willing to take a gamble on a promising player with no Premier League experience.

Interestingly, though, Lindstrom has already scored in England. Brondby visited Crystal Palace for a pre-season friendly last summer and he got their goal in a 1-1 draw.

Even though it wasn’t a competitive match, it shows that the youngster could be capable of making an impact in English football.

Odegaard price tag emerges

Given the range of positions Lindstrom can play in, it could be the case that Arsenal see him as a potential replacement for Martin Odegaard.

There are currently doubts about whether the Norwegian will sign permanently from Real Madrid after his loan spell. Manager Mikel Arteta and captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would like to see that happen, though.

Aubameyang recently claimed he would “definitely” ask Odegaard to make his move permanent.

Such a deal would not come cheap for the Gunners though. Madrid could ask for a fee as large as £40m to consider the sale of the 22-year-old.

Hence, Arsenal are having to explore cheaper alternatives – and Lindstrom may be one.

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