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Ex-Manchester City 'keeper set for Premier League return

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Leicester City shot stopper, Kasper Schmeichel looks set for a return to the Premier League next season. 

Even while Leicester missed out on the chance to play in Premier League, Kasper may be given an opportunity for himself. 

Five season’s back, the young custodian played seven times for Manchester City and was growing for a bigger career like his dad.

Even though the young Dane started brilliantly with five clean sheets including the one against Manchester United, he couldn’t establish himself at City. His heroics included a penalty save from Arsenal’s Robin van Persie, in a Man of the Match performance.

Kasper opted to join Notts County in an attempt to revive his career after falling down in the pecking order at City. This move was a record breaking one for the League 2 club and he regained the faith by keeping 24 clean sheets in 43 games.

After setting the League 2 alight, he moved to Leeds United amidst interest from Premier League and Bundesliga clubs. Kasper didn’t enjoy the same success there and was sold to Leicester City after a season with 37 appearances under his belt.

At Leicester he found his impressive touch once again, producing some world class saves and drawing comparisons to some of the best in modern day football. He earned the club’s Player of the year and Players Player of the Year award that season. 

He bettered his record this season by making a place for himself in Championship PFA team of the year. His performances were recognised at the national level earning his first senior cap in 2013.

The last four seasons has given Kasper some vital game time, which is hard to come by at Manchester City. Schmeichel has developed his game by the seasons and is now considered a top quality goalkeeper. His ability to pull off amazing saves in hopeless situations makes him special. Even though he hates comparisons with his dad, he looks unbeatable on his day and is drawing comparisons with each passing game.

Premier League outfit Swansea City and West Ham United were impressed with the youngster’s performance. Hull City have acted quickly to table an offer already. Hull manager Steve Bruce is a good friend of former teammate Peter and rates his son very highly, making him one of his top priorities.

Even though Leicester has rejected Hull’s initial offer, and the presence of Swansea and West Ham increases the competition, Hull are likely to land Schmeichel, who is set to grace the Premier League in his second attempt. 

It remains to be seen whether Schmeichel can make his mark on the second attempt. He possesses all the ingredients and the best guide; it will be just a matter of time.

 

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