Ex Sweden captain claims £47m target not good enough for Liverpool

Date published: Thursday 5th July 2018 12:42 - Oli Fisher

Sweden star Emil Forsberg is not ready for a move to the Premier League despite an impressive World Cup, according to their former captain.

Liverpool have been previously linked with a move for the 26-year-old, whose agent recently hit out at Leipzig over their difficult stance.

Arsenal have been linked with Forsberg and SportExpressen report that Leipzig do not want to sell him and have placed a fee of 550,000 Krona (£47m) on his head.

Former Celtic star Johan Mjallby however thinks that the Premier League duo could be dodging a bullet, as Forsberg is not good enough for a top four side in England yet.

“Emil Forsberg is the one player the team rely on to do the unexpected for Sweden,” Mjallby told BetStars.

“He’s a very good player, but I’m not sure if he would be able to break into one of the top sides in England.

“He’s done well in Germany, but the top four in England are very good sides.

“He’s a good player and it will be good for him to be playing against top-class players, but it’s hard to say if he would break into one of the top four sides in England at the moment.”

 

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