Former Sweden international Mikael Lustig has stressed the importance of Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur target Roony Bardghji not moving to a massive club and getting stuck on the bench.


The 18-year-old winger has impressed this season in the Champions League, especially FC Copenhagen’s 4-3 win over Manchester United at home earlier in the campaign.


His performances have piqued the interest of several clubs and he has been linked with a move to clubs such as Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham, Newcastle, Brighton, Fulham, Brentford and Aston Villa.




Lustig wants Bardghji to be an impact player for Sweden from the bench for now, but stressed that needs to continue to play week-in-week-out for Copenhagen at the moment.


The former Sweden star is not keen to see the youngster join too big a club too early and then spend precious time on the bench at an early stage of his career.



Lustig said on TV4 (via Fotbollskanalen): “I have wanted him in the squad for a long time.


“He has shown that he can sit on the bench, come on and decide games, which he has done.



“And I think the national team have missed that.


“At the same time, we need players who play week-in-week-out as it’s far too bad in there.


“So, I hope, first of all, he gets to play for FCK and then make a smart choice and doesn’t go to too big a club and get stuck on the bench.”


It remains to be seen whether any of his suitors try to snare Bardghji away from Copenhagen in the summer.