Teenager ‘hurt’ after refusing reds
Andreas Schjelderup has revealed his “pain” at having to turn down a move to Liverpool but hopes to join the Premier League giants in the future.
The 17-year-old sensation was on trial at Anfield two years ago but turned down a permanent move to remain in his native land with Nordsjaelland.
Schjelderup has since built a reputation as Norway’s newest prodigy, catching the eyes of Europe’s top clubs once again after two impressive seasons in the first team.
The attacking midfielder told Goal: “Of course it was a bit difficult [to reject Liverpool] because when you grow up you look at the big names and then you hear they want you so your head starts spinning.
“But I got a lot of help from my father and my agents who helped me make the right decision.
“It hurt a little bit for me and my dad in our hearts [not to join Liverpool]but the move here was instead of going to an academy at U19 or U17 level.
“Of course, maybe in the future I can go to a big team. In the long run, that was the best step for me. When I’m ready, I’ll take the next step.”
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