Schmeichel joins Anderlecht

Danish goalkeeper, Kasper Schmeichel, joined Belgium side RSC Anderlecht for one season, including an option for an extra season.

The experienced goalkeeper was a free agent after leaving French Ligue1 side OGC Nice. “After speaking with the club, I was very excited about the project that they’re putting in place.

“Anderlecht is just a massive club and former teammates from different places have always talked so highly and warmly of this place. It was something that I really wanted to become part of,” the player said after signing.”

CEO Sports Jesper Fredberg said: “Although we are happy with the current squad, this was an exceptional opportunity to bring in a goalkeeper with so much experience and know-how.

The signing of Kasper Schmeichel fits our desire to have top competition in all positions. Kasper can be of enormous value to this club with his experience, on and off the pitch.”

Schmeichel is a highly respected goalkeeper, his journey from Manchester City to Leicester City and his achievements with both club and country have made him a prominent figure.

The 36-year-old’s career started at Manchester City, where he played 10 games for the first team before moving on to Notts County and Leeds United.

However, it was his move to Leicester City in 2011 that truly defined his career. He played a pivotal role in helping Leicester City gain promotion to the Premier League in 2014, and he was a key member of the team that remarkably won the Premier League title in the 2015-2016 season, an achievement that is considered one of the greatest underdog stories in football history.

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