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Martin Olsson's twin Marcus hopes to move to England

Marcus Olsson
Olsson is keen to join his brother in the Premier League

By Chris Bevan

The twin brother of Blackburn Rovers midfielder Martin Olsson is hoping to join him in the Premier League.

Marcus Olsson, a left winger, has been in impressive form this season for Halmstads in his native Sweden.

He has attracted interest from German and Dutch clubs this summer but says he would prefer a move to England.

The 22-year-old told BBC Sport: "Martin and I possess the same physical assets so I think I would adapt pretty fast to the intensity of the English style."

Martin Olsson, who joined Rovers from Hogaborgs in 2006, gained rave reviews last season after converting from left-back to the left of midfield and also made his senior debut for Sweden in June.

He signed a new five-year deal at Ewood Park in June and Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce told his club's website: "Martin was outstanding last season, a young player who came in and made a magnificent contribution."

Marcus feels he could make a similar impression, adding: "I've been inspired by Martin's progress. I'm more of an attacking player and like to run at defenders but, while he has improved his offensive play, I have improved the defensive side of my game.

"We play in different positions but I am proud of how he has established himself at Blackburn. I might go to another country first but my goal is to play in the Premier League."

His agent, former Sheffield United defender Jonas Wirmola, added: "Teams from Holland and the Bundesliga called earlier this year with concrete interest but a move to England is Marcus's priority."



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