Wendt options open
Oscar Wendt is flattered to be linked with Barcelona, but his agent thinks he will move elsewhere.
By Kent Hedlundh and Richard Torgerson
Last Updated: 09/03/11 5:17pm
FC Copenhagen full back Oscar Wendt is flattered to be linked with Barcelona, but his agent thinks he will move elsewhere.
The Sweden international will be out of contract at the end of the season and is currently considering his options.
Spanish paper El Mundo Deportivo recently claimed that Barcelona have had a look at the 25-year-old, who has also been linked to Liverpool as well as clubs in France, Italy and Germany.
Wendt told Sportbladet: "That a club like Barcelona keep tabs of you is fantastic.
"I haven't heard anything, it's just wait and see. I know there is interest from Italy, France and Germany.
"There is nothing serious yet, but there is certainly interest."
But agent Niclas Jensen believes Barcelona would not be the best move for his client at present.
He told Fotbollskanalen: "That's not what we are aiming at, and Oscar knows that as well. Of course, it is flattering to be mentioned in the same sentence as Barcelona, but he is clever enough to understand that might not be the best move right now."
Jensen added several clubs have already been in contact about the defender.
"It's something like eight to ten clubs, and then some are more interested than others," he said.
"With some clubs the interest is strong and with some we haven't come that far. It's football, so a lot can happen. One day everything can be sorted out, just to fall apart the very next."
Asked what sort of club might be best for Wendt, the agent replied: "He of course wants to go to a club at the top level, where he can continue to grow and become as good as possible.
"Oscar wants to go to a good league and play for a good team."