Olsson denies exit statement

Last updated : 05 June 2009 By Iain Bate - Wba-mad Editor

Jonas Olsson has revealed it was a case of lost in translation after the defender seemingly admitted he’d be searching for a new club in the summer. 

The former Swedish Under-21 international, who only joined at the start of the season, reportedly told Swedish newspaper, Fotbolls Expressen, that he would be “leaving in June”. 

However, the tough tackling defender has insisted his comments were wrongly translated and he was simply admiring his first experience of Premier league football in the interview.

“The quotes that have appeared on the internet have not been correctly translated from a Swedish newspaper I spoke to," said the giant Swede.

“I never said anything about wanting to leave West Brom.

“What I actually said is that once you’ve tasted the Premier League, you want to keep playing there.

“I have heard there are a few clubs discussing my name but I leave that to my agent, Martin Dahlin.

“I said that I’m on vacation in June and that I don’t want to think about it right now. I’ll see what happens when I get back from my holiday.

“It is every player’s ambition to take another step – regardless of where they’re playing.

“But I stressed to the Swedish newspaper that I like the club and the city. I definitely didn’t say I would be leaving.”