Manchester United handed Roony Bardghji transfer boost ahead of Man City tie
FC Copenhagen sporting director Peter Christiansen admits Roony Bardghji is 'positioning himself very well' for a summer transfer but says there were no bids for him in the January window.
The 18-year-old announced himself on the world stage last year when he netted a winning goal for Copenhagen in their Champions League group stage clash with Manchester United.
Bardghji will be looking to build on that performance when the Danish side host Manchester City in the round of 16 on Tuesday night, with the Swedish teenager already attracting interest from a range of top teams.
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United are one of the sides being linked with a potential summer move for Bardghji and Copenhagen will be open to selling him this summer if a suitable offer comes in.
A move to the Premier League can't be ruled out at this stage, though it remains to be seen whether or not Erik ten Hag's side will actually show any concrete interest in signing him.
"No," Christiansen told Tipsbladet when asked of any January bids. "It was quite important for us to stick together as a group, and if there was anything to come out, it should be extraordinarily significant in relation to transfers.
"I think we've managed to put a good stop to constantly discussing it because our expectations for what a transfer for some of those players should be are high. Perhaps it's not in a January window that one can make such deals.
"He's positioning himself very well for the summer."