Gambian international; Pa Amat Dibba is open to a move to Hammarby, after it emerged that the striker is a winter transfer target for the Stockholm-based outfit.
In his first season in the top flight in 2015, Dibba, 28, scored eight goals in 30 league games, the highest in his team, as GIF Sundsvall maintained its status in the Allsvenskan for another season. He had scored twelve goals to help them secure promotion the previous campaign.
His fine form hasn’t gone unnoticed and after his agent last week confirmed interest in him from eight different countries, Swedish publication, FotbollDirekt, has reported that, Hammarby, also called Bajen, is one of those. Dibba is a native of the Stockholm suburb of Brandbergen where he arrived with his family from The Gambia at the age of seven.
The publication added that the Tele2Arena outfit has already made contact with Sundsvall in an attempt to acquire the services of the in-demand striker but their first advance was turned down by the directors of the Norrpotten Arena.
“It would be nice to come back to Stockholm. I have all the friends and my family there, but at the same time, I am enjoying myself good time in Sundsvall,” Dibba said in quotes attributed to FotbollDirekt.
Pa Dibba still has a year left on his current contract with GIF Sundsvall and the team from the Vasternorrland County has never hidden its desire to extend his stay, but the Gambian isn’t entirely convinced about where he will play his football next year.
“It’s my agent who is in charge of this. I think mainly about my holiday which begins on Friday [tomorrow] when I will be going home to Stockholm to meet my family and friends. I have not heard anything concrete from Hammarby and I don’t know when it will make a concrete bid,” he added.
“I’m meeting my agent when I come to Stockholm, so we’ll see what happens. It is clear that everyone wants to play in front of a large crowd for a big club but while I don’t know what would happen, I cannot make any decisions for now.”