Rumour: Rosenborg Interested In Jayden Nelson
Bob Bradley said ‘let’s see what happens’ when it comes to the future of Jayden Nelson last month, and there’s finally some movement on that front.
Local Norwegian outlet Adresseavisen has reported that Norwegian top flight side Rosenborg BK is interested in the Toronto FC winger.
Nelson, 20, featured in all but three regular season matches for Toronto FC last year, accruing one goal and two assists in 31 appearances. He also appeared in all four of the club’s Canadian Championship matches, including TFC’s belated 2020 Final win against Forge FC.
The Brampton-born youngster had neared a move to Europe in the past, having trialed with FC Anderlecht ahead of the 2021 MLS season.
Before turning professional with Toronto FC II in 2019, Nelson progressed through the academy and featured in League1 Ontario for Toronto FC III. He signed a homegrown player contract with Toronto FC three years ago, making fifty appearances for the club in the time since.
He’s also been tested on the international front, making his debut for Canada in a 4-1 win over Barbados and scoring in the repeat tie just three days later.
Rosenborg is reportedly interested in a number of players, including centre-forward Agon Sadiku. While Nelson is a dynamic winger who can also play centrally, he’s not known as a direct striker, so it remains to be seen what Rosenborg’s potential plans for the youngster are.
While it remains to be seen what happens, the Adresseavisen has a decent track record for transfer news, suggesting that Rosenborg’s interest in the Canadian international is solid.