With a Champions League tie against Sevilla on Wednesday evening, a lot of attention in Denmark was focused on Kasper Schmeichel, Leicester City’s goalkeeper.
The 30-year-old had a great campaign in 2015-16, helping the Foxes lift an unexpected Premier League trophy, but much like the rest of the team, the 2016-17 season will be one to forget.
As for what happens next year, the main advice the player is receiving from Denmark is to jump ship and try his hand elsewhere.
In fact, going off a story in the Mirror which claimed Everton were interested, Danish pundits Peter Kjaer and Mikkel Bischoff agreed on TV3, relayed by BT in Denmark, that a move to Goodison Park would be perfect for the Leicester City goalkeeper.
The former said: “Everton aren’t great in the goalkeeper position. Maarten Stekelenburg and Joel Robles are not class goalkeepers. Kasper has shown some unique performances at Leicester, and he’s also at that age to go to a bigger club.”
As for Bischoff, he feels that what is going on at Goodison Park right now, with their ‘ambitious project’, would be the perfect environment for a player of Kasper Schmeichel’s level, whom he describes as currently ‘frustrated’ at Leicester.
He said: “Everton have got a new owner who is willing to spend a lot of money, and Ronald Koeman has come in and done well. So Everton are in a much better position to succeed and more likely to play in Europe than Leicester.”
With Leicester’s performances in the Premier League this season not exactly a great example of what the team can achieve, the two pundits agree that this tie against Sevilla is the perfect platform for the Denmark international to showcase his talent to a bigger audience.
Let’s see if he rises to the challenge.