There have been an increasing number of reports circulating that Newcastle United may be interested in Norwegian center-back Brede Hangeland.
The 6’4″ FC Copenhagen defender has admitted that he would be tempted by a move to the Premier League. Let’s take a look at the potential status of this deal.
Newcastle have reportedly shown interest in the 26-year-old Norway international and, while the player says no contact has been made as yet, says he would be very interested in a deal.
Brede told Bergens Tidende.
“I haven’t heard anything myself from the Englishmen, but Newcastle is of course a top club”
“Our last season was truly fantastic but, at the same time, I have given my agent permission to look for a top club for me.”
A host of clubs – including West Ham – have been linked with his signature in recent weeks, but now Newcastle are said to be keen.
The player’s agent Jim Solbakken refused to comment on the reported link with Newcastle:
“I do not want to comment on anything. Brede Hangeland is enjoying himself in FC Copenhagen,”
If Newcastle have tabled a bid, I should know about it and I don’t know anything,”
Copenhagen have denied that Newcastle have lodged a bid.
Brede Paulsen Hangeland (born June 20, 1981 in Houston, Texas) turned 26 last month and currently plays for F.C. Copenhagen and the Norwegian national team.
Standing over 6’4â€ tall, Hangeland plays as a defender (center back) or defensive midfielder. He arrived at Viking from local club Vidar F.K. at the start of the 2001 season. He made his International debut in a 1-0 win against Austria in 2002, and has so far played more than 30 matches for Norway, mostly as a central defender.
In 2005, he was made captain of Viking, and has played a total of 187 games for the club.
On January 16, of last year he signed a contract with the Danish club F.C. Copenhagen and has since played 45 times for them scoring one goal.