Iversen wants to stay in England

Steffen Iversen’s agent claims the Wolves striker is in talks with a club who “will be in the Premiership next season”.

Steffen Iversen’s agent claims the Wolves striker is in talks with a club who “will be in the Premiership next season”.

Wanderers were all but relegated from the Premiership last weekend and the Norwegian international looks set to leave Molineux after falling out of favour following the transfer-window signing of Carl Cort.

The 27-year-old’s former club Rosenborg are keen to land the player they sold to Tottenham for £2.5m (€3.6m) in 1996, but Iversen’s agent insists his client wants to remain in England.

Erik Soler told Norway’s VG newspaper: “The Premier League is not over yet. What I can say is, the club we are talking to will be in the Premiership next season.

“Steffen wants to continue in England, he would prefer not to go home now. And I don´t think it is necessary for him.

“He will surely come back as a great player for another foreign club.”

Iversen was told last week that he is out of the international picture until he finds regular first-team action. He was left out of the Norway squad against Russia and coach Aage Hareide advised him to return to his homeland.

“Steffen will be a Bosman player this summer and he is still prepared to take a lower salary to stay playing abroad,” Soler continued.

“The level of payments is not like it was in the ‘golden days’.”

Meanwhile, Rosenborg director Rune Bratseth insists the door will remain open for the striker’s return.

“Steffen knows what we are thinking. And if he is motivated, then it is fine with us,” he commented.

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