The 25-year-old Wendt, who has won 14 caps for Sweden, has impressed both in Denmark with Copenhagen and with his former club IFK Gothenburg in his native country, and with his contract coming to an end this summer and a new deal increasingly unlikely to be signed, the talented left-back is being coveted by numerous teams from across Europe.
Both Liverpool and Newcastle have sent scouts to watch the Swedish international play for the Danish champions during the last two months and the English duo are just two of a number of clubs believed to be interested in the left-back.
The 25-year-old’s agent, Niclas Jensen, has confirmed that a number of clubs in France and Italy are interested in his client, he told Fold Fotbollskanalen,
“It’s something like eight to ten clubs, and then some are more interested than others.
Speaking about a possible move to Liverpool, Wendt told Sportbladet:
“I haven’t heard anything, it’s just wait and see. I know there is also interest from Italy, France and Germany. There is nothing serious yet, but there is certainly interest.”
Liverpool are on the lookout for a new left-back and Wendt is another in a very long line of defenders linked with the Merseyside club in recent weeks. Amongst the names mentioned are former Anfield viking, John Arne Riise and Michel Bastos of Lyon.
Another name linked with a move to Kenny Dalglish’s new -look Liverpool is Newcastle’s very own, Jose Enrique, which helps explain Alan Pardew’s interest in Wendt, who is a quality international available on a free – a perfect left-back replacement for a club that, under Mike Ashley, is famously reticent when it comes to spending money.
However, the English clubs may have a fight on their hands to claim the signature of the in-demand Swede, who has also been linked with a move to Juventus and even Barcelona.
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