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Serious blow for Swedish star dreaming of playing for Barça and Real Madrid

Roony Bardghji, a talented 18-year-old Swedish right winger from FC Copenhagen who has been rumored to be on FC Barcelona’s radar in recent months, has unfortunately suffered a serious knee injury (anterior cruciate ligament). This setback complicates any chances of him joining Barcelona. The Danish club has announced that he will be sidelined for 9 to 12 months. Despite interest from other big clubs like Real Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen, Juventus, and Chelsea, his injury has made the transfer operation very challenging. In mid-2023, he revealed himself as a fan of Leo Messi.

The young Swedish star had a strong start to the season, but what really caught attention was his goal in FC Copenhagen’s 4-3 win against Manchester United in the Champions League. By the time the Danish league paused for winter in mid-December 2023, he had scored 10 goals (seven in the league, two in the cup, and one in the Champions League) in 29 official matches.

However, he faced issues with his club over his contract. He was signed until June 30, 2025, after which he would be free to join any club. FC Copenhagen wanted to negotiate with him, but they needed to extend his contract to do so. Given the circumstances, it seems likely that potential suitors will wait until 2025 to sign him for free. As a form of pressure, he was left out of the squad when the league resumed. In March, he was reinstated and played six more league games, but failed to score.

“Unfortunately, during today’s training session, Roony Bardghji sustained a knee injury that will keep him out for the next 9-12 months. We all sympathize with Roony, and everyone at the club will support him in his recovery,” explained sporting director Peter Christiansen. He added, “At this time, he needs to take things slowly to process this news, but we all know him as a committed and dedicated footballer who will undoubtedly come back stronger.”

For his part, coach Jacob Neestrup noted that “right now our goal is to help Roony and be good leaders and teammates so he can get all the support he needs. He is in the best hands with our medical staff and “We know he will work hard on his rehabilitation and show his great talent when he is ready again.”

This content has been translated and adapted from the Spanish version of the digital newspaper

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