Late in last summer’s transfer window Palace made a bid for Brondby goalkeeper Frederick Ronnow and now the Danish press are talking up the possibility of a deal being put back on the table by the Eagles in January.
With Roy Hodgson and co. known to have been chasing Getafe stopper Vicente Guaita for the last couple of weeks, it’s an open secret that we’re in the market for a keeper and with both Wayne Hennessey and Julian Speroni set to see their contracts expire in the summer, I can certainly understand why Ronnow’s name has thrust back into the conversation.
Whilst the Danish league is far from a solid enough test to be sure of a goalkeeper’s Premier League credentials, our scouts seemed convinced of the 25-year-old’s quality back in August, making him a viable back-up option for Vicente Guaita, should we be able to iron out an agreement with the Spaniard’s current employers in the coming days.
Standing at 6″3, Frederick has been on Brondby’s books since 2015, playing more than 75 times and representing his country on five occasions since 2016. Whilst you van bet that the Danish club aren’t keen to lose him, their need for extra finances, coupled with the fact that Ronnow’s contract expires in 2019, means that they’d be forced to listen to a serious offer for him, should one arrive from Selhurst Park.
Roy Hodgson has spoken regularly about his desire to have three first-team keepers since arriving at the club back in September and now, thanks to links with Ronnow and Guaita, it looks as though he’ll get his wish before February rolls around. Given the pair’s respective ages, I wouldn’t even rule out the possibility of having four in SE25 between now and May, allowing the gaffer to decide on Hennessey and Speroni’s futures with a sense of comfort over the summer.
Watch this space.