Three weeks back, Swedish Soccer Channel reported that another Allsvenskan league club, Malmo FF wanted to sign the forward but Orebro are asking for 10 million Swedish Krona (US$ 1,174,700).
“I will start by saying he will stay with us this year. Even though the window is open until the end of March,” Åström said. “Every player is for sale, the question is always where the boundary is between the value of keeping or selling him.”
According to Åström the club has a vision to eventually build the team to be able to stay at the top of the league and challenge for title.
The value that a club looks into the player, that he is expected to bring to the team. What it is worth for the club is to keep the player instead of selling. We have a five year plan to take us where we want. Dropping "Crespo" would if it were up to date imply a long-term benefit against the short-term in retaining him in our assessment,” he said.
This is the second time in two years Örebro are turning down an offer for their talisman striker. In January 2015, they turned down an attempted move by Spanish club Malaga for the forward just days after the player's then Swedish and Sierra Leonean agents, Patrick Mork and Chernor Musa Jalloh respectively confirmed negotiations were ongoing.