Rumor: Skjern has found a goalkeeper
Written by: Rasmus Boysen
The Icelandic national goalkeeper Björgvin Páll Gústavsson confirms talks with the Danish top club Skjern Håndbold.
The experienced goalkeeper of the Icelandic club Haukar and the Icelandic national team, Björgvin Páll Gústavsson, will according to the Icelandic newspaper Morgunblaðið join the Danish top club Skjern Håndbold after this season.
The 32-year-old Icelandic goalkeeper confirms to Morgunblaðið that he has had talks with the Danish team and is very interested.
"Skjern'sconditions are all exemplary and extremely family-friendly. For example, when they contacted me they said they would like to get the family to Denmark, not just me. It worked very well for me and told me what kind of mind they have to run the club," said Björgvin Páll, who has received offers from eight clubs, including six in Germany, since he moved home this summer (read more here). Among others, according to Morgunblaðið he rejected a bid from SG Flensburg-Handewitt.
Skjern Håndbold searches for a replacement for the Serbian national goalkeeper Tibor Ivanisevic, who joins the German Bundesliga club HSG Wetzlar after this season (read more here). Earlier, the Swedish goalkeeper of IFK Kristianstad, Leo Larsson, was rumored to the club (read more here) - a rumor the assistant coach of Skjern Håndbold, Henrik Kronborg, rejected exclusively to Hballtransfers.com (read more here).
Björgvin Páll Gústavsson has played in the German club TV Bittenfeld, SC Magdeburg and Bergischer HC and with the Swiss champion Kadetten Schaffhausen. He has played 189 caps for the Icelandic national team, with whom he won silver at the Olympics in Beijing in 2008 and bronze at the European Championship 2010 in Austria.