Aron Johannsson's agent plays down speculation linking AGF striker with Arsenal
The agent of Aron Johannsson has insisted Arsenal have not been in touch regarding a possible move for the AGF forward.
By Ejder Akbal
Last Updated: 27/09/12 9:17am
The 21-year-old Icelandic striker has set the Danish Superliga alight this season with ten goals in as many games for Aarhus outfit AGF.
Speculation has suggested that Arsenal are interested in Johannsson after he grabbed their attention with a four-minute hat-trick in a league game last month.
However, the player's representative, Magnus Agnar Magnusson, has played down the transfer talk.
He told Sky Sports: "Of course it is flattering for Aron to be linked with such a huge club as Arsenal.
"We all know that Arsene Wenger is a great coach to work under as he has proven to be able to get the best out of his young players for years, and of course it would be an interesting place for Aron to continue his development.
"That said we have heard nothing from Arsenal and at the moment we are concentrating on extending the deal with AGF. We are in regular contact with AGF and if they deliver an interesting enough proposal then we would be interested in extending the deal."
Johannsson's current deal expires in June and he will be able to start negotiating a free transfer in January, but Magnusson is only thinking about what is best for his client's career.
"Sure, a move to England would be interesting as every player would love to play there but it would not make sense for him to sit on the bench for the next two years.
"Sure, he might make a lot of money but he would not develop as a player if he does not play.
"The Premier League is interesting but so is the Bundesliga and the Eredivisie so we are keeping all avenues open. For now we are in negotiations with AGF and that is all I can say at this moment."