Hugo Larsson has revealed that he had to fight to turn down AFC Bournemouth earlier this year.

The midfielder was a product of Malmö FF’s youth system and spent over a year with their senior team where he managed three goals and four assists from 61 games. His displays had caught the Cherries’ attention and they showed interest in signing him in January.

The 19-year-old has stated his former agent Magnus Agnar tried to force him to accept a move to Bournemouth, and Aftonbladet have relayed his quotes.

On Monday, Fotbollskanalen explained that the Swedish football association [SvFF] had suspended the representative for 18 months.

Aftonbladet state Larsson reported his former agent to the SVFF’s disciplinary committee for ‘several violations’, and when discussing this, he opened up on how Agnar was keen on taking him to the Premier League side.

“It’s no secret that I almost left Malmö for England in January. It wasn’t something I wanted while I felt that my agents pushed me very hard to accept it, and that was where it started and I felt that I didn’t want to work with them anymore,” he said.

“Then I was clear that I wanted to fix it in a nice way. It didn’t have to be as big as it was. It didn’t turn out that way and I had to resort to it together with my lawyers. It’s nice that it’s just solved.”

The Sweden international has explained that his former representatives had used different methods to put pressure on him to accept a move to Bournemouth.

“They were quite clear that they wanted me to go there. There were calls and text messages all the time, I guess that’s how the world works. But I was pretty clear from the start that I didn’t want to jump on it. That’s where we started to drift apart,” Larsson explained.

In the last window, Larsson joined Eintracht Frankfurt and Malmö reportedly received a club-record fee. He has managed a goal and an assist from nine games this season for the Bundesliga side.