In an interview to Eesti Päevaleht appeared this morning, FC Flora defender and Estonian international Karol Mets has confessed he’s looking forward to a contract abroad: ‘I want to try something new’ he told to Gunnar Leheste ‘even if I am a young player, I have already been in Flora for a while.’ Born in Viljandi in 1993, he moved to the Estonian capital in 2011 after playing for Viljandi Tulevik U-19 and double team. Since then it’s been a constant ascent culminated with a permanent place in the new national team shaped by Magnus Pehrsson. ‘In this sense, I am enough impatient’ revealed the 21-year-old player to the Estonian paper.
According to Rumori sources, Karol was offered to Switzerland top-club FC Basel, defending Swiss Champions who reached the Europa League quarter finals last season and are currently in the Champions League Group B together with the likes of Real Madrid, Liverpool and Bulgarian Ludogorets. FC Basel are second on the table with 6 points behind Real Madrid.
FC Basel visited Tallinn in 2012 to clash with FC Flora in the Champions League preliminaries. Karol Mets was given a start in a game Flora lost 0-2 thanks to a brace scored by Alexander Frei.
According to the same sources, FC Basel have shown no interest towards the player.
Karol seems to have risen the interest of Norwegian scouts during the international friendly held in Oslo and the appreciation of Fulham scout, Brian Talbot who was visiting Estonia-Slovenia qualifier in September.
In 2013 he has had trials with Brescia Calcio (ITA) and FC Kobenhavn (DEN).