Wolverhampton Wanderers fans won’t have too much sympathy with Felix Beijmo.
Speaking to the Football Direkt in July 2018, a talented right-back who had caught Wolves’ eye with his performances for Djurgardens in his native Sweden confirmed that he turned down a move to the Black Country because he found the area a little ‘boring’.
Bremen, with it’s Gothic-style architecture and harbour-side bars, was more to Beijmo’s taste it seemed.
After rejecting a move to the Premier League outfit, the Sweden U21 international joined Werder Bremen in a £2.5 million deal which made him the most expensive defender ever to leave to Allsvenskan.
Not that life has gone to plan in the Bundesliga. Not only did Beijmo fail to make a single Bundesliga appearance during his first 12 months in Germany, he was only included in Werder Bremen’s squad in six of their 34 league fixtures.
And, after playing just three times for Bremen’s reserves too, Beijmo has returned to Sweden looking to start again, joining Malmo on a season-long loan. Clearly, the 21-year-old is still not part of Bremen’s first-team plans.
“Malmö is a really good place for Felix to gain match experience in his home country,” sporting director Frank Baumann told the club’s website.
Would Beijmo have been given more of a chance at Wolves? Well, Nuno Espirito Santo was a little short of options on the right-hand side last season with Matt Docherty lacking any real competition for a place in the starting XI.
And with Europa League qualification adding plenty more fixtures to Wolves’ calendar, Beijmo surely would have been given a fair few opportunities to prove himself in that famous amber shirt.
Unfortunately, it seems that life in Wolverhampton just wasn’t to his taste.
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