Frederik Ronnow was one of several January deadline dramas for Crystal Palace.
A very late £3.7m offer was made for the Brondby goalkeeper and it just didn’t give the Danish club enough time to find and sign a replacement, putting them in a very difficult situation.
There was Danish fury towards Crystal Palace, because similar had happened with the same player and club the previous summer transfer window.
Brondby manager Alexander Zorniger was fuming, and explained: “Frederik was in the same situation last summer. The same club would have the same player on the last day of the transfer window.
“I don’t know if anyone can understand what they do, I’m not able to do. But he is still here and we’re very happy.
“Maybe they think it’s professional, but from my point of view it’s unprofessional. It’s disrespectful to another club.”
Brondby were right to be angry, but from a Crystal Palace perspective they were just looking out for their own interests.
Now Ronnow is on the verge of a transfer again, with Ekstra Bladet reporting he’s closing in on a move to Frankfurt for €2.5-3.5m.
Frankfurt want it all agreed before the World Cup, and Brondby can hardly argue with that after lecturing Crystal Palace about late approaches.