English Premier League trio of Manchester City, Leicester City and Brighton were all in place to watch Kenyan international Eric ‘Marcelo’ Ouma in AIK’s derby win over Hammarby last week.
There have been reports that Ouma is attracting interest from some of the most established teams in Europe with his representative Jamal Ibrahim confirming the same.
Swedish portal Sportbladet via Fotballdirekt reports that AIK was willing to let go of Eric Kahl who is currently injured but the stance might change since the club wants money to fund some of their targets too.
It is reported that Marcelo impressed in front of the scouts where he kept Nigerian winger Akinkunmi Amoo silent in the entire game with the player having impressed in his national team outing against Egypt where Liverpool’s Mohammed Salah dint have a sniff.
According to Jamal, he has received a number of calls about the player but their focus now was with AIK which he admits wants to cash in on the left back.
“Of course there are foreign clubs that follow him. Especially after the match against Hammarby, I have received many calls. There is not much I can say about it, but it is true that many are interested and follow him,” Jamal said.
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“From top leagues in Europe to more “regular” leagues. We respect everyone but as I told Erick we just want to focus on the next match with AIK and respect the contract he has (2024). We are not thinking of other clubs now that only three games of the season have passed.
“We talk to AIK from time to time about Erick and they want to sell him. We’re glad the club wants to sell him. They will sell him, at the same time it is up to AIK if the offer is right when it comes in.”
Ouma joined AIK in January 2020 from Vasalund IF but his first season was marred by injuries. He has become an integral player for the club this season and has featured in all their games where they are currently placed second after four games.