Filed: Saturday, 21st July 2012
By: Staff Writer
West Bromwich Albion's Player of the year Jonas Olsson has admitted that he would like the opportunity to play in London.
The 29-year-old Swedish defender, who is entering the final year of his contract at the Hawthorns has been linked with a move to West Ham for some weeks.
And speaking in an interview with aftonbladet.se today, Olsson hinted that he could be on the verge of making the switch to the Boleyn Ground.
Although he refused to comment when asked whether West Ham was his most likely destination - "I don not comment on specific clubs", he said - Olsson revealed that a move to the capital could be on the cards.
"There are three factors that come into play when I choose a club," he said. "They are sporting, social and economic. London is a city I like a lot, and one day I hope to play for a London club.
"Plus, I'm very happy with living in England and playing in the Premier League."
Olsson, who featured for his country in the recent European Championship has been at West Brom since 2008 when he moved to England from Eredivisie side NEC Nijmegan for an intial £800,000.
Three years ago he faced disciplinary charges after a reckless challenge on former Hammers goalkeeper Rob Green left the number one comatose. Olsson reportedly elbowed the England stopper during a set-piece.
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10:48AM 27th Jul 2012
''@anglesey baggie: Our attendances dwarfs yours year in,year out. Barnet are a bigger outfit than the dross you follow!''
03:12PM 23rd Jul 2012
''Comatose? Ridiculous statement.''
by Tell it how it is Charlie!
07:22AM 23rd Jul 2012
''"There are three factors that come into play when I choose a club," he said. "They are sporting, social and economic."
Shouldn“t that read, economic, social and then football?''
by Anglesey Baggie
05:54PM 21st Jul 2012
''Why would he want a move to a smaller club than the Albion? :P''
by robert hammer mizzi
05:21PM 21st Jul 2012
''Any news on Baldock? Thanks, Robert Mizzi, Malta. p.s The best West Ham website for me, keep it up :)''
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