RB Leipzig winger Emil Forsberg has brushed aside rumours linking him with a move to Manchester United this summer.
The Swede featured as a key component of Leipzig’s sensational first season in the Bundesliga during which the German side finished above Borussia Dortmund to claim second spot.
He has, in turn, attracted interest from both AC Milan and Man United, but Leipzig have so far managed to keep their most prized assets at the club.
And Forsberg, when pressed further about a move away, insisted he wasn’t considering a move away at this given time.
“Milan is one of the biggest clubs in the world, along with Real [Madrid], Barcelona or Manchester United,” he said.
“I have always spoken positively about RB. I don’t understand the fuss. Everything is fine. I’m totally motivated and focused and ideally want to play an even better season with RB than the last one.”
The 25-year-old should know that, as is the rule with unexpected rises, next season will spell a gloomy descent for Leipzig. The interest currently being shown in his services will not replicate itself in 12 months time, and he ought to at least consider his options this summer.
But is he good enough to satisfy Jose Mourinho‘s demands for a new winger?
He can be best described as a wide No.10: somebody who starts on the flank but specialises in cutting infield, supplementing that crisp, tightly knit passing game that Leipzig made so successful last year.
Mourinho, on the other hand, is after a more traditional winger capable of sticking to the touchline and eating up grass. And Forsberg, whilst unquestionably useful, doesn’t really fit that mould.