Manchester United are among clubs that are monitoring the progress of Iceland prodigy Isak Bergmann Johannesson.
According to FCInter1908, Manchester United are ready to rival Inter Milan in the pursuit of Isak Bergmann Johannesson this summer. The 17-year-old sensation, who currently plays for Norrkoping in Sweden, has become one of the hottest prospects in the market following his breakthrough in Allsvenskan.
As a result, Johannesson is being courted by a host of clubs across Europe, including Aston Villa, Wolverhampton, Leicester City and Real Betis among many others. However, it is Manchester United and Inter Milan who stand out the most, with both the clubs potentially set for a transfer duel in the upcoming summer window.
Born in Birmingham, Bergmann was initially a product of the IA Akranes youth academy, with its senior side managed by his father Joey Gudjonsson, who has played for several clubs in England including Leicester City and Burnley. The youngster, though, moved to Norrkoping in January 2019, in search of a breakthrough in the Swedish league.
The 17-year-old didn’t disappoint either, making quite an impact in the Allsvenskan last year. Indeed, the midfielder was involved in 13 goals in 28 matches, helping Norrkoping finish sixth in the league.
🇮🇸 Ísak Bergmann Jóhannesson (2003)
◉ Position: Versatile midfielder
◉ Club: IFK Norrköping
Plays with remarkable maturity for someone of his age. Used in various roles, but his best attributes are his passing ability, awareness, vision. Really interesting player & potential. pic.twitter.com/mgNMHBGrHg
— Scouted Football (@ScoutedFtbl) November 30, 2020
It has unsurprisingly put many clubs on red alert, with Manchester United, in particular, eyeing a summer move. The Red Devils have already been linked with a move for youngster in the past, and are now ready to consider him a part of Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer’s setup next season.
The Norwegian tactician’s footballing vision and philosophy, since his appointment, has revolved a lot around young players, with his stars like Marcus Rashford, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Scott McTominay thriving under his influence. Bergmann, therefore, could fancy a switch to Old Trafford this summer.
From a sporting perspective, the Norrkoping whizkid could be an ideal alternative for Donny van de Beek and Bruno Fernandes. While it remains unlikely that he will be able to make himself a regular anytime soon, the Iceland international could certainly fancy a loan move elsewhere.
The Championship, for one, has become a breeding ground for talented youngsters in recent years, and might not be a bad destination for someone like Bergmann. Alternatively, though, he could consider a move to Inter or even to his father’s former club Leicester City, who are more than willing to sign a new midfielder in the upcoming season.