The sale of reported West Ham United and Arsenal target Jesper Lindstrom is “imminent”, Danish club Brondby has confirmed via a statement on its official website.
Just three weeks ago, the Gunners saw one of the most exciting young talents in Scandinavian football slip through their fingers when Zidan Sertdemir (yes, he is named after the Real Madrid legend) signed a three-year deal with Bayer Leverkusen.
And it seems history is about to repeat itself less than one month later. Another Denmark-based prospect is Bundesliga-bound, with Arsenal missing out yet again.
BILD reports the Gunners were battling Premier League and London rivals West Ham for the signature of a skilful attacking midfielder who produced 21 goals and assists in 31 matches for Brondby last season.
Eintracht Frankfurt are in pole position to secure Lindstrom’s signature, however, with an outlay of £6 million enough to seal the deal.
Will West Ham and Arsenal miss out on Lindstrom?
Brondby aren’t ready to confirm or deny these claims yet, although one of Denmark’s biggest clubs has admitted the 21-year-old is likely to have played his last game for the 11-time Superliga champions.
“Brondby is in talks about the imminent sale of Jesper Lindstrom, and agreement on the remaining matters in the deal is expected soon,” says a statement on the club’s official website.
With competition fierce at Arsenal and West Ham – the likes of Andriy Yarmolenko, Gabriel Martinelli and Reiss Nelson have struggled for game time of late – who would begrudge Lindstrom if he opted instead for a club famed in Germany for turning rough diamonds into gleaming, Bundesliga gems?
Luka Jovic, Sebastien Haller, Ante Rebic, Daichi Kamada, Filip Kostic and more have all become household names at the Commerzbank Arena, while Andre Silva enjoyed the best season of his career in 2020/21 before joining RB Leipzig for a cool £19 million.