Kasper Schmeichel has played down reports linking him with Hull City.
The Tigers clinched promotion to the Premier League on the final day of the season, and Steve Bruce is expected to make a number of additions to his squad during the summer as he aims to avoid an instant return to the Championship. One of the key areas for him to address will be in goal, a position which was filled by four different players this term.
Ben Amos, on loan from Manchester United, started the campaign as the number one choice, and he made 17 appearances before returning to Old Trafford in the New Year. Switzerland international Eldin Jakupovic made five outings, the last of which saw him replaced by Mark Oxley after suffering an injury in the 3-1 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.
A week later David Stockdale returned to the KC Stadium for a second loan spell, having also featured five times earlier in the season, and he remained in goal for the remainder of the campaign. But with 40-year-old Mark Schwarzer out of contract next month, there have been suggestions the 27-year-old could now see more action at parent club Fulham.
Bruce has therefore reportedly turned his attention to Schmeichel, the son of his former Manchester United team-mate Peter. Including loan deals, the 26-year-old has featured for eight clubs in England, as well as Falkirk in Scotland. He appeared for Manchester City in the Premier League, and his form in recent times would suggest him capable of playing at such a level.
The Denmark international, whose only cap to date came in a 3-0 friendly defeat to Macedonia in February, has just 12 months remaining on his contract at Leicester City, who may be tempted to cash in rather than lose him for nothing next year. However, Schmeichel insists he is happy at the King Power Stadium and is in no rush to leave.
“The Premier League is of course the goal for everyone, but right now it’s just rumours,” he told Sporten.dk. “I am a Leicester City player and still trying to get over what happened [losing to Watford in the dying seconds of the playoff semi-finals]. I can wait, I am still young and it is nothing I am thinking about.”