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FC Midtjylland youngster Mikkel Duelund welcomes interest

FC Midtjylland youngster Mikkel Duelund says that reports linking him with a move to Liverpool last summer left him "pretty excited".

FC Midtjylland youngster Mikkel Duelund has said that he "got pretty excited" when he learned of potential interest from Liverpool last summer.

The 18-year-old is believed to have caught Liverpool's attention after scoring for Denmark's Under-20 side in a friendly against the Premier League team's Under-21 contingent.

Duelund, who has scored three times for his Danish club this season, has claimed that he took reports of interest "as a very nice compliment".

"I can't comment on specific names of clubs, but when I leaned about the interest of a great club last summer, I got pretty excited and took is as a very nice compliment," he told Goal.com.

"There has been different rumours linking me to many big clubs, but last summer I was completely sure that I wanted to stay with FC Midtjylland for at least one more year.

"I was sure that this was the right place for me to stay and play regular first-team senior football at a good domestic level with European games as well. Most importantly, it has allowed me to develop myself. At 18 I am well aware of the fact that I need to take some big steps forward to get to the level, where I want to be in the future."

Duelund is expected to be in action when Midtjylland face Manchester United in the Europa League on Thursday night.

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