Swedish starlet Roony Bardghji is catching the eye at FC Copenhagen
Sweden U21 forward Roony Bardghji has top-scored for Danish club FC Copenhagen this season - and is attracting interest across Europe.
This week, he signed up with CAA Base, a soccer agency that also represents the likes of Carlo Ancelotti, Son Heung-min and Raphaël Varane.
"He's one of the most exciting talents in the world and the future of Swedish football since Ibrahimovic,” Bardghji’s new agent, Christian Emile, said.
Emile added of the 18-year-old, who was born in Kuwait to Syrian parents: “It's natural that he is being monitored by major clubs.”
Bardghji is contracted to Copenhagen until December 2025, but has already made it clear that he aims to play in Europe’s biggest leagues.
Speaking to Swedish media outlet SportExpressen, the teenager said: “My objective is to be the best - I want to play for the top clubs.”
The winger has said that Real Madrid would be the best place for him to achieve his goals - but has clarified that he doesn’t support Los Blancos.
So far this season, Bardghji has scored 11 goals in 25 appearances for Copenhagen - including a UCL winner against Manchester United.
The player's estimated market value has doubled since last year, but is still just €4 million ($4.4 million). He represents a potential bargain.
Bardghji was a youth player at Swedish club Malmö, before joining Copenhagen at 14. His next target is a debut for the senior Sweden side.