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Sunderland interested by Daniel Iversen

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Current stories have seen Sunderland linked with a transfer for Leicester Metropolis stopper Daniel Iversen, with the Danish large having returned to the King Energy Stadium after having fun with a formidable marketing campaign on mortgage at Preston North Finish final season.

Whereas the most recent indication from Brendan Rodgers is that he might battle it out with Danny Ward for a beginning berth within the Foxes aspect – following the latest departure of long-serving skipper Kasper Schmeichel – a transfer away can seemingly not be dominated for the 25-year-old, with Ward prone to be the first-choice transferring ahead – having began on the opening weekend towards Brentford.

With Rodgers additionally revealing that one other back-up goalkeeper might be introduced in, that truth might doubtlessly open the door for the Black Cats to pounce, with the 6 foot 4 Iversen seemingly set to be an actual coup for the Championship aspect.

At current, supervisor Alex Neil has simply two senior goalkeeping choices in his squad, regardless of sporting director Kristjaan Speakman having already introduced in Alex Bass as a back-up to 22-year-old Anthony Patterson.

The Leicester man wouldn’t simply provide an additional physique, nevertheless, however a direct risk to the latter man’s first-choice standing, having already had 18 months expertise at second tier degree, in addition to having hung out out on mortgage at Belgian first division aspect, OH Leuven.

Lauded by Rodgers for being a “implausible shot stopper”, the £1.8m-rated ace conceded simply 83 targets in 71 video games throughout his spell at Deepdale – conserving 23 clear sheets in that point – whereas the aforementioned Patterson has made simply 39 senior appearances up to now for each the northeast aspect and Notts County, with this his first marketing campaign within the second tier.

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Iversen’s type final time period for Ryan Lowe’s aspect noticed Preston reporter George Hodgson recommend that the previous Denmark U21 worldwide is just “too good”, having confirmed himself greater than adept at competing at Championship degree.

For Neil and co, there would even be a way of pleasure that the £22k-per-week colossus might show to be their very own Schmeichel – Kasper, not Peter – with recommendations that he might attempt to emulate his compatriot, whom he dubbed “probably the greatest keepers on this planet”.

That may generate pleasure amongst Black Cats supporters consdering simply how a lot of an “icon” the 35-year-old has been – within the phrases of Rodgers – for his nationwide group, for Leicester and for the Premier League during the last decade or so, having solely just lately made that shock swap to OGC Good.

The one-time Manchester Metropolis man had racked up 478 appearances for the Midlands outfit since becoming a member of the membership again in 2011, notably forming an integral a part of the aspect that remarkably received the top-flight title in 2016.

An actual drive of nature between the sticks and an actual ‘chief’ on and off the pitch, Schmeichel is a formidable determine to attempt to emulate, with these at Sunderland prone to reap the rewards if his inheritor obvious Iversen can be part of the membership this summer time.

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