Brondby goalkeeper Frederick Ronnow has admitted to feeling devastated by the news that his proposed Deadline Day move to Crystal Palace broke down, paving the way for the club to make another bid for his services over the summer.
In what was a typically frantic few hours for the Eagles, a late deal sheet was submitted to the FA for the Brondby stopper but after his club were unable to source a feasible replacement with the clock ticking down, they pulled the plug on any potential move.
I’m sure plenty of people reading this will remember a similar scenario unfolding in the very last moments of the summer window too, leading me to wonder why we didn’t act in a more rapid fashion this time around given our obvious long-term interest in him.
With both Wayne Hennessey and Julian Speroni’s contracts are set to expire this summer, there is every chance that the club will move to bring in both Vicente Guaita and Frederick Ronnow when the current campaign draws to a close before offering one of the aforementioned duo, most likely Speroni, a further one-year contract extension in SE25.
At just 25, there is no doubt that Ronnow is an extremely exciting prospect and after establishing himself as the undisputed number one at Brondby, he cannot be blamed for dreaming of bigger and better things.
In truth, his desperation to join the club has left me feeling as though we should definitely go back in for him at the earliest possible opportunity, with Brondby themselves surely far more likely to let him leave if a deal can be struck in the early stages of a transfer window when they have ample time to unearth a successor to his crown.
After seeing the likes of Guaita, Amadou and Ronnow all openly express a desire to join us, I wouldn’t be against making moves for all of them at the very start of the summer, survival permitting of course.