The Swedish international was being watched by Arsenal, among other teams, and speaking in an interview with Bild, the 25 year old said he does have dreams of playing at a higher level, but he will focus on playing for Leipzig for the upcoming campaign:
“Every footballer has dreams. But I do not want to be distracted. My focus is at RB Leipzig. With the second Bundesliga season and the Champions League, there are big tasks ahead of us. The season becomes harder because the opponents already know our game but we can be even better.”
Earlier this summer, Forsberg’s agent Hasan Cetinkaya expressed his frustration regarding Leipzig’s unwillingness to let his client leave the club, but the team’s sporting director Ralf Rangnick has played hardball and refused to sell any of the side’s top stars.
Along with Forsberg, midfielder Naby Keita was subject to interest from Liverpool. The Reds reportedly offered £66m for the Guinean international, only for the Red Bull owned team to turn down the deal. With huge financial backing, Leipzig can afford to refuse such massive bids but with both Forsberg and Keita seemingly angling for moves, they have likely only delayed their departures for a year.