Seattle star Ljungberg backs Elm for Everton

Arsenal hero Freddie Ljungberg has backed Everton's pursuit of Kalmar midfielder Rasmus Elm.

The Seattle Sounders star told the Liverpool Daily Post: “Rasmus has played a couple of games for the national team and is extremely well regarded.

“He’s very tall, has a presence on the pitch and is a great player. He will make a name for himself and a move to Everton would be great for him.

“Kalmar is a club very much like Everton, in that it is stable and they play a certain way. I think it would be really good if he moved to the Premier League to make the step forward in his career.”