The AZ Alkmaar technical director Ernest Stewart has confirmed that the star midfielder Rasmus Elm is yet to make a decision about his future – he has been linked to Liverpool according to the famous Anfield Roar fanzine.
Ernest Stewart has said that it is something that the club wants to be sorted out soon in order to focus on bringing in replacement for the midfielder, who has been linked with a move to Premier league club Liverpool quite strongly in the last few weeks. The arrival of the new manager Brendan Rodgers has placed it an emphasis on players with high technical ability and Rasmus Elm certainly fits into that bill according to Stewart.
The 24-year-old was heavily linked with the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal, but it is thought that Liverpool are now in the race to secure his signature. The 24-year-old Sweden international is one of the sought-after players from the Dutch football, which are regularly provides a lot of good quality players for the Premier league. The player said prior to the start of the Euro 2012 that he would make a decision about his future after the end of the competition. Now, he has only 12 months left on his current contract and the Dutch club want a swift decision to be taken regarding his future.
“We have talked with Elm and his agent and hope to know what Rasmus wants soon. After that we’ll know what we can do,” said Stewart in response to the questions regarding the future of their star midfielder. Stewart has also made it quite clear that the club will not be keeping the player if he decides to not extend his current contract. Stewart has said that the club would be more than willing to negotiate a transfer fee rather than lose the player for nothing in the coming summer.