Daniel Iversen has been backed to stay at Leicester City or leave on a permanent deal – but not go back on loan.
The Danish goalkeeper trained at City last week following the end of his season-long loan spell at Championship side Preston. Iversen was a huge success at North End, winning the player of the season award. It was the 24-year-old’s fourth consecutive season on loan, having spent the previous year at Preston and City’s sister club OH Leuven following campaigns with Rotherham and Oldham, where he became favorite of the fans. But loan spells may be over for Iversen.
Preston manager Peter Risdale has questioned North End’s ability to re-sign Iversen for the new season and suspects the next stage of his career will see him either made into City’s first team or leave the club for good. King Power Stadium. Risdale said in an interview for his club: “The chances of Daniel Iversen returning are slim. We’ve had him for 18 months and he’s done really well. My guess is he will either stay in the Leicester fold or seek a permanent move somewhere.
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City boss Brendan Rodgers said he had a long chat with Iversen at Seagrave last week after his loan spell at Preston ended, having been impressed with what he had seen from the Dane. He has given no indication of his future but there may not be a place for him in City’s squad next season.
Despite speculation surrounding Kasper Schmeichel’s future, it is understood he is likely to stay at City this summer and see out his contract with the club. With Danny Ward and Eldin Jakupovic also in the ranks, there may be no room for Iversen.
However, if Schmeichel leaves next summer, then City will need a new goalkeeper and may then want to bring Iversen into the fold. It remains to be seen if he will want another loan spell until then, or if he would now like to start his career at a new permanent club.