Hacken winger Ali Youssef has said Sheffield United are one of a number of teams tracking his progress. The Swedish teenager confirmed that clubs in both England and the Netherlands are keeping tabs on him but he wants to concentrate on his football. He was quoted by Fotbolltransfers.com as saying:
“I don’t focus so much on it, but let my agent do that part. But there are some clubs that are interested. There are teams from Holland and England, including Sheffield United.”
The 19-year-old has only played ten games of senior football, having made his first-team debut against Djugarden in a 2-0 defeat last July.
With Sweden’s Allsvenskan season starting in April, it means Youssef hasn’t played a single league game this campaign due to the ongoing health crisis.
However, he did make his debut in European competitions when Hacken faced AZ Alkmaar in a Europa League qualifier back in August. He played the last 25 minutes of the second leg as the Swedish side lost 3-0 on aggregate.
Youssef’s only real football this year has come in the Swedish Cup, with one goal and one assist in two appearances.