Halmstad heroics lead to Swedish striker Mikael Boman being linked with Norwich City transfer

Mikael Boman in action for Halmstad.

Mikael Boman in action for Halmstad. - Credit: Archant

The Swedish contingent at Carrow Road could be set to expand further after Norwich City were linked with Halmstad striker Mikael Boman.

The 25-year-old centre-forward is being pushed forward for a Premier League by his agent after helping to save Halmstad's status in the top-flight of Swedish football, Allsvenska, at the weekend.

Boman stands at 6ft 2ins tall and scored nine goals in a struggling Halmstad side which finished third from bottom and in the relegation zone.

This led to Halmstad, who were managed by England manager Roy Hodgson in the 1970s, being involved in a promotion-relegation play-off clash against Sundsvall.

Boman's double saw him become the hero for Halmstad, who have previously produced Premier League players including former Arsenal star Fredrik Ljungberg and ex-Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Niclas Alexandersson.

His goals carried them to a 2-1 home win, following a 1-1 away draw in the first leg of the play-off, sparking survival celebrations for Halmstad's fans.

Boman's agent, Johan Thornberg, was subsequently quoted by Expressen as saying: 'Yes, I have heard that there is a Premier League club chasing Micke. But I don't want to comment on clubs.'

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Today the Daily Mail has claimed that club is Norwich, where Swedish internationals Martin Olsson and Johan Elmander are both currently playing following summer moves.

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