“Schjelderup is like Enzo. He is a player for bigger flights than Benfica”

or Benfica have entered the winter market scene and are simply a few steps away from securing their first signing. This is Andreas Schjelderup, a younger player from Nordsjaelland.

Covered by the Norwegian youth group, Schjelderup has been spectacular within the Danish league. In an interview with Sports of the MinutePedro Ferreira, a Portuguese player who performs for Aalborg, described the 18-year-old midfielder, who he noticed as able to flying greater.

“He is a younger player who is most likely the perfect within the league this yr. He has scored many targets, his group is in good condition. He is a player with a lot of potential, possibly for the bigger flights than Benfica, nevertheless it is nonetheless too early to say”, he started by saying.

Nordsjaelland defeated Pedro Ferreira’s Aalborg 5-1. Schjelderup scored a purpose© Getty Images

In the ultimate spherical of the Danish championship, Schjelderup and Pedro Ferreira confronted one another. The Dane scored one in all Nordsjaelland’s 5 targets, in a season that, says the Portuguese midfielder, proved constructive for the Norwegian.

“He, final yr, already confirmed a lot of high quality, and this yr is his yr to verify the championship. Clearly, he is a player that have to be taken into consideration and for positive the coaches of all of the groups ask the gamers that shut, on this case the full-backs, who’re extra alert with him”, he added.

Schjelderup has its personal traits and never solely. Pedro Ferreira sees the younger Norwegian as much like one other Benfica striker.

“I see him extra like Rafa, not as quick, however extra technical, higher on the ball. He has the ball near his toes, he likes to play indoors. But it would come and present high quality quickly. I consider that, if it involves January, the subsequent season will likely be one in all affirmation”, he believes.

News of the Minute Schjelderup has scored 10 targets in 17 video games this season© Getty Images

At the age of 18, shifting from Denmark to Portugal was not a large downside for Schjelderup, says Pedro Ferreira. Knowing each realities, the Portuguese midfielder believes in a fast adaptation to the fact of Benfica.

“He’s Norwegian and performs in Denmark, it is already a change of nation. I do not assume it is a tough adaptation. In phrases of life-style, it is higher to reside in Portugal. About the enjoying type , he matches in very properly at Benfica,” he mentioned.

News of the Minute Schjelderup is value 9 million euros and has a contract till 2024© Getty Images

Without a crystal ball to foretell the way forward for the younger Norwegian prodigy, Pedro Ferreira merely put him on the identical shelf as Enzo Fernández, able to fly to different championships.

“You do not know, you’ll be able to come and specific your self quickly… I simply assume that, given the chance that Benfica is going by, it will likely be tough to return and begin straight away. But I consider that you’ll arrive there subsequent season. He is a player within the picture of what Enzo Fernández has carried out, he’ll play for Benfica for a few years and go away for different flights”, he concluded.

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