Nordsjaelland manager says Sulemana can play top-level football amid Liverpool links
FC Nordsjaelland manager Flemming Pedersen believes Liverpool target Kamaldeen Sulemana is ready for the step up to the Premier League after a breakout season in Denmark.
In an interview with Bold.dk, the Danish coach waxed lyrical about the teenage Ghanaian attacker who this year has become one of the standout young talents in the Danish Superliga.
Sulemana has ten goals and assisting six in all competitions this season, leading to reports from the Daily Mail that Liverpool, as well as Manchester United, are interested in the youngster.
In a tell-all interview about the left-sided attacker, Pedersen revealed a lot about Sulemana’s upbringing and development with Nordsjaelland as well as how heavily scouted the teenager has been over the years, with the 56-year-old manager claiming Real Madrid, Arsenal and RB Salzburg have watched the African attacker.
Despite just one full season of first-team football, Pedersen believes Sulemana is ready for the jump to Premier League football, with the Nordsjaelland manager said when asked if the Ghanaian winger can adapt to the English division: “Yes, with the right club and the right environment, because what it’s about is also playing time.”
“Although he is ready for one of the major leagues in Europe, it is clear that he cannot get as much playing time if the team already has two or three [players] of his types. Playing time is still important as a young player.”
TBR View: Premier League move likely too soon for Sulemana
Although Pedersen claimed in the same interview that Sulemana is a player with ‘a very, very high celling’, a transfer this summer to Premier League is likely way too soon in the career for the 19-year-old attacker.
Although the teenager is a talented prospect with a huge future, the Premier League, and Liverpool in particular, could be a bridge too far for Sulemana, who has only played one full season of professional football in his entire career.
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