Speaking to the official FC Kobenhavn website, Ludwig Augustinsson has commented on the transfer speculation surrounding his future, with Aston Villa and Liverpool reportedly both keen on signing him.
He said: “It’s not a problem for me. I have been accustomed to it before, although not to the same level as now. But I've learned how to handle it, and it's about focus. All my focus is on FC Copenhagen and I have only thought about working again with my colleagues.”
These are promising words for Kobenhavn fans, but will disappoint both Villa and Liverpool, who have been linked with moving for the 21-year-old left-back.
The Swedish Expressen reported on the interest in the youngster from the Premier League duo, claiming that they had been scouring him during the Euro Under-21 Championship, in which Augustsson was part of the successful Swedish team who won the competition.
He impressed during that tournament, and has built a strong reputation despite his young age. Many suspect a move to a bigger league is not far away, and there are few doubts that he is ready to make the step up.
He has already been capped twice by Sweden’s senior team, and has almost 100 professional club appearances to his name despite his young age.
However, the interest is not fazing the defender, and he has admitted that his future lies with Kobenhavn for the current moment in time. Whilst that is a loyal decision to make, if his development continues at its impressive rate, he will be turning out for one of Europe’s top clubs before too long.