Swedish forward Rasmus Elm has set tongues wagging on Merseyside declaring that both Liverpool and Everton were keen on signing him at different points of time of his career, but rejected the prospect of plying his trade in the English Premier League.
Elm, who signed for CSKA Moscow on a 4-year contract late last month, told the Express that there were plenty of clubs chasing his signature, but Moscow felt like the best destination. Elm said, “There was indeed contact with Liverpool, and before [I joined] AZ I spoke to Everton. But I must say that I find Moscow a much nicer city than Liverpool.”
Elm played a bit-part role for Sweden at the 2012 European Championships, often played out of position and was not really able to have the kind of impact on the tournament that he would have liked.
It is believed that 6 million euros was enough to convince AZ Alkmaar to release the Swede to CSKA this summer. The Russian giants also attempted to sign the player in the January transfer window, but Elm rejected the opportunity as he didn’t want to leave his club mid-season.