FC Twente and manager Michel Jansen are bracing for a bid for Danish central defender Andreas Bjelland from English Premier League strugglers Crystal Palace.
Palace, managed by Tony Pulis, are currently sitting in 16th but only two points off the relegation places and are looking to bolster their defensive options with the 6ft 2 centre-back.
The 25-year-old will be a great asset to Pulis, who is known for his long ball football and uses height to his team’s advantage. The Dane is a master at aerial duels and his great concentration has helped Twente to helped four clean sheets this season when he has played, including a man-of-the-match performance in the narrow 1-0 away win to Cambuur.
The Dane always shows great discipline for a defender and has only been booked this season in 21 games for club and country. For the Danish national side, Bjelland has won 12 international caps and scored twice.
Bjelland has confirmed in the past that he has an ambition to play in England: “Where and when it will be, we must take time, but I have a dream of one day coming to England and playing.”
Whether or not Bjelland will be interested in a move to Palace, remains to be seen but as the London club faces some stiff competition from Russian giants CSKA Moscow for the defender’s signature.
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