Ismaila Coulibaly has found limited playing time under both Chris Wilder and Paul Heckingbottom at Sheffield United.
This pattern persists, and according to a recent update from Fotboll Direkt in Sweden, the 23-year-old is actively prioritising a move to AIK. Reports suggest that he has set aside other considerations and is making every effort to cut ties with Sheffield United, aiming to facilitate a transfer to AIK.
Just recently, Thomas Bernstein, the sports director of the Swedish club, acknowledged engaging in a dialogue with both the player and the Premier League side. However, he expressed reservations about the viability of the deal, citing financial considerations and competition.
In a positive turn, Fotboll Direkt brings encouraging news for AIK, asserting that Coulibaly is highly motivated to make the move and has communicated his stance to their representatives. He is eagerly anticipating an offer from AIK and is keen to see progress in the negotiations shortly.
This development is a positive outcome for AIK, but it leaves Sheffield United with a decision to make. They must choose between retaining the player against his wishes or facilitating his departure in the near future to prevent any additional drama.
Just a few years ago, the Malian international was linked with a move to the likes of AC Milan, but after multiple injuries which has halted the midfielder’s progression, he has been frozen out of United’s matchday squad for some time now.