Clarets linked with Danish keeper

Last updated : 07 October 2006 By Tony Scholes

Sky have today picked up on the fact that we might be interested in signing the Rangers goalkeeper Jesper Christiansen but they are somewhat slow with the news because Christiansen actually arrived at Burnley over a week ago to train with the Clarets.

Suggestions at Turf Moor last night were that he had returned to Scotland and of course there is no possibility of Burnley signing him right now even should we be interested because the window is closed on international transfers.

Christiansen signed for Rangers from Odense in October 2000 and within days he was making his debut for his new club in a European tie against Sturm Graz in the Arnold Schwarzenegger Stadium.

Dubbed as the new Peter Schmeichel he was signed as cover for Stefan Klos and Lionel Charbonnier, and having got into the side in that tie he kept his place and played in two more cup ties and three SPL games in the next month. But his appearance in the SPL 2-1 win at Aberdeen in November 2000 remains his last appearance for the Glasgow club.

He has had loan spells with both Vejle BK (2001/02 season) and with Wolfsburg (2002/03) but has been back with the Glasgow club since the end of last season.

Christiansen was a member of Denmark’s 2002 World Cup squad although did not feature but has since made one international appearance as a substitute.

With Stan having publicly hit out at fellow Dane Brian Jensen this week it does look as though the search for a goalkeeper is a priority and with Rangers prepared to let Christiansen go it could be that we are waiting until the transfer window opens to make our move.