This is the silly season, and of course there are some very silly stories in the papers right now – especially today – which is a Sunday.
Jesper Christiansen – Copenhagen’s goalkeeper
Yes that’s Brede Hangeland when he played at Copenhagen
With Steve Harper in top form last season, and Newcastle having two 22 year-old top youngsters, Tim Krul and Fraser Forster, both vying to take over the number one jersey on Tyneside just as soon as possible, why on earth would Newcastle be interested in a 32 year-old goalkeeper?
Well the fact is they are not, but that doesn’t stop reports that Newcastle will be competing with Bolton Wanderers for the Denmark and Copenhagen goalkeeper, 32 year-old Jesper Christiansen.
Christiansen has played for Denmark just 10 times, and has been at Copenhagen since 2005, but we can safely say there is no way Chris Hughton will be going after this player in the summer.
So the Bolton press will not have to worry – they will have zero competition from Newcastle for Jesper – we can assure them of that — but watch the report being regurgitated.
Oh well – as we said – tis the silly season.