A little known player who is said to be one of West Ham United’s summer targets has been described as the ‘next big Scandinavian talent’.
Very few West Ham fans will have heard of the young Brondby star.
But that is not necessarily a bad thing in the new regime under David Moyes which aims to identify young, promising talent before the elite get their clutches on them.
Moyes implementing Red Bull model at West Ham with instant results so far
It is a transfer policy Moyes introduced at West Ham having studied the Red Bull model in great depth.
That included the Scot spending time visiting the franchise’s clubs in Austria (Salzburg) and Germany (Leipzig).
If reports linking West Ham with Lindstrom are accurate, then it is a clear sign Moyes is pressing ahead with his Red Bull model in earnest this summer.
And supporters will certainly be excited when they read an in-depth analysis about the young Danish star.
Lindstrom is probably better known in the UK for his ability playing football online as he regularly competes in FIFA tournaments.
But a report from Total Football Analysis lauds the rising star, saying his skill, power and pace mean it is only a matter of time before a team from one of Europe’s top leagues comes knocking.
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Hailed ‘Scandinavian football’s next big thing’, Total Football Analysis will have West Ham fans salivating at the prospect of seeing Lindstrom in the claret and blue.
“The next player off this (Scandinavian) conveyor belt of talent may well be the 21-year-old attacking player Jesper Lindstrom of Brondby,” Total Football Analysis reports.
“The young attacker has been enjoying a breakout season this year. At the time of writing Lindstrom has played 1310 minutes and is averaging 0.55 goals per 90 and 0.14 assists per 90 for his side.
“These surface metrics are impressive but they are also backed up by good underlying numbers as Lindstrom is attempting 5.98 dribbles per 90 and 2.34 shots per 90 while having 2.61 touches in the opposition area and playing 3.23 passes into the opposition area. Now, we are starting to build a picture of the kind of player that Lindstrom is.
“He is a dynamic force in the final third with the ability to take up positions in pockets of space and then affect the game through quick combinations with teammates or through dynamic movements in control of the ball.
‘No doubt of interest from top five league clubs’
“These numbers represent a player who will already be at the head of a lot of shortlists at top clubs who use data as a part of their recruitment framework when identifying potential targets…
“There is no doubt that there will be top five league (clubs) who will be closely tracking the performances of Lindstrom as Brondby move towards the end of the Danish season.
“What is certain, however, is that when Lindstrom does eventually move on to a higher level he will do so with the skill set to achieve great things.”