Tottenham linked with FC Copenhagen youngster Roony Bardghji

The 18-year-old Sweden international had strong Champions League performances against Manchester United and Bayern Munich and could be getting a Premier League move in the weeks to come.
F.C. Copenhagen v Manchester United: Group A - UEFA Champions League 2023/24
F.C. Copenhagen v Manchester United: Group A - UEFA Champions League 2023/24 / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages

More Tottenham transfer rumors were ignited this week as Graeme Bailey of 90Min Football reported Danish league leaders FC Copenhagen were willing to listen to offers for 18-year-old Swedish starlet Roony Bardghji.

Across 17 appearances in the Danish capital, Bardghji has scored 7 goals, logging a total of 985 minutes played in the Danish Superliga. In the Champions League, he scored the winner in Copenhagen's 4-3 upset of Manchester United in the group stage. At the international level, he has made 9 appearances for Sweden's U-21 team, scoring two goals.

Bardghji primarily plays as a right winger but can also operate as a center-forward or CAM. He's currently valued at £3.45m according to Transfermarkt.

The Swedish teen is often a 'wonderkid' used in the video game Football Manager when building teams with low transfer budgets, and his virtual hype is now being matched in the real world. Top European clubs like Napoli, Leverkusen, Dortmund, Marseille, Monaco, and PSV Eindhoven are all interested in Bardghji. In England, it is Chelsea, Manchester United, Brighton, Aston Villa, Fulham, and Newcastle United who have all inquired about a potential transfer.

With such high potential and a strong Champions League campaign, which saw Copenhagen reach the knockout rounds, Bardghji is sure to have plenty of potential suitors, not limited to those listed above.

Tottenham have already expressed interest in bringing in another forward in the January transfer window. Striker is certainly an area the club will look to bolster, but wingers could be in high demand to meet the high-flying style Ange Postecoglou has brought to North London. With Manor Solomon still sidelined and Ivan Perisic out for the season, wingers will be needed to sustain a top four run.

However, there could be some hesitation to bring in another young winger. Bardghji is only 5-foot 8-inches and not the most physically imposing presence. His technical ability is great, but Tottenham may want to avoid repeating the Bryan Gil drama. While Gil has had flashes of brilliance in a Spurs shirt, his small stature and lack of strength have made life in the Premier League difficult.

If Tottenham move quickly like Postecoglou wishes, they could bring in a young, inexpensive forward with incredibly high potential, but they'll have to be wary that a move for Bardghji could be a risk in such a physical league.