Reports out of Denmark, like this one by Michel Wikkelsø Davidsen of BT, have indicated that Columbus Crew SC midfielder Emil Larsen is ready to return home, after signing with the MLS side just months ago. The Danish outlet originally broke that news in January.
In an interview with Crew SC blog Massive Report, Columbus head coach and technical director Gregg Berhalter discussed the reports with contributor Patrick Murphy, saying "We can't control what's in the media in Denmark."
Berhalter went on to praise Larsen's performance with Denmark's Under-23 Olympic qualifying squad, and said that the 24-year-old has been performing well in training, though that has yet to translate to matchday. Larsen, whom Crew SC tabbed for duty on the wing, has played only 31 minutes in 3 appearances, though two have come in the team's last four games.
Berhalter told me today #CrewSC can’t do anything about Danish reports of Emil Larsen wanting out. Said he did well with the U23.— Patrick Murphy (@_Pat_Murphy) June 13, 2016
For those #CrewSC fans wondering, Emil Larsen is here and training today.— Patrick Murphy (@_Pat_Murphy) June 13, 2016