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Blues close in on Danish Striker

Rumours have surfaced that Blues are aiming to sign 22 year old Danish striker Nicolai Brock-Madsen from Randers FC of Denmark. The Danish U-21 striker was believed to be heading to FC UFA in Russia but it appears Blues may have stolen a march on him.

Brock-Madsen has made 90 league appearances for Randers, scoring sixteen goals. He’s played 76 of those appearances in the top flight over the past three and a bit seasons, scoring 14 times.

I will be honest and say that I don’t know anything about this player – however at 22 and 6’3 he fits the sort of type of player I think Blues have been looking for; ie young, strong and tall.

Whether Blues will be able to wrap up the deal remains to be seen but I’ve heard mention that if it happens it would be a permanent signing as opposed to a loan one.

Edit: There is this report in Danish here at ekstrabladet.dk which mentions a fee of 3.8million Danish Krone agreed with UFA (circa GBP365,000). I would imagine Blues would have had to match that or better it.

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45 Responses to “Blues close in on Danish Striker”

  • Eddie says:

    Super
    Super Nicolai
    Super
    Super Nicolai
    Super
    Super Nicolai
    Super Nicolai Brock-Madsen

  • Casper says:

    Could be Bendtner mk 2, I’m not sure if the world could accommodate another such world class player right now though, there can only be one!

  • Richard Granfield says:

    Randers FC is managed by former Blues’ favourite Colin Todd. He must have tipped Gary off about Nicolae.

  • Will says:

    A quick internet search while the boss isn’t watching

    Nicolai Brock-Madsen

    Date of birth:

    Jan 9, 1993
    Age:

    22
    Nationality:
    Denmark

    Height:

    1,90 m

    Contract until:

    30.06.2016

    In the team since:

    Jul 1, 2010

    Current club:

    Randers FC
    Position:
    Centre Forward

    Player’s agent:

    people in sport

    Current National player:

    Denmark U21

    Market value:
    £280k
    Last change: Feb 6, 2015

  • rhees says:

    We’ve been linked with lots of players plenty rumours, I’m sure Garry is working hard to bring in centre back and striker but I wont be excited till there here, unusual negativity for me but been a little disappointed we’ve missed out on some good players

  • Dave Mann says:

    This one looks like it might happen and from what I’ve saw of him it’s a YES because he’s tall , strong, quick and as a little something about him , just what we need. Kro

  • Bluey says:

    Don`t get carried away with this potential signing.He`s been playing in a relatively poor league and only scores about a goal every 5 or 6 games.Maybe GR feels there`s something in him that can be nurtured but i doubt he`s going to set the Championship alight straight away.

  • GreatDane says:

    Living in Denmark I know a little bit about him…
    He is tall, strong, fairly quick but still a bit raw. He has the EGO of a goalscorer (remember Bendtner, anyone?) and most of all – he has the willingness to learn.
    He is a typical centre forward (not one for the “hole” behind Donaldson) and is technically a lot better than Simon Makienok of Charlton.
    But he is NOT a 20 goals-a-season-man. At least not yet. He was quite succesful as a part of the Danish U21 side, and he is a player who needs to play, and who needs to feel confidence in him, from the manager and from the fans.
    I think we could give him that.

    But if we needed a “goal-thief” I would any time go for Thomas Dalsgaard of SønderjyskE.

  • Darren Brown says:

    Good news all signed up …

  • bluedean1875 says:

    Done deal on the official website

  • rhees says:

    Looking better

  • Tony says:

    Well could hardly call him prolific, but he’s young.

  • Texas Pete says:

    And there he is. At 6’2 and paid for with 400 large. I can see Donaldson wearing the defence out for the raw Dane to provide fresh legs to finish the job. The master and the apprentice. God this is so exciting. Is there a game on Tuesday? (Bit worried about a result this evening, with the injury to Morrison. A draw might be a the best we can get).
    Now for that big defender at the end of next week.

  • StaffsBlue says:

    4 year deal for an undisclosed fee (surprise surprise.) They must rate him though, to give him 4 years.

  • Hillfield Blues says:

    Impossible for anyone to make a judgement so hopefully GR has seen something there.
    As Mitchell rightly pointed out earlier,with no real owners to answer to and fans expectations low GR has the unusual luxury of having no pressure on him and can take a punt with some of these kids. If they work out great but if they don’t,it’s not the end of the world.

  • Dave Mann says:

    It’s at least £365,000 that much we do know so go on blues and Donaldson now hopefully as some stiff competition , be paraded tonight i would think . Kro

  • Dave Mann says:

    What did we pay for Caddis? Can’t remember but Blues paying in total £1 million for a player .. Bloody hell staffs things are looking up .. Two goal win tonight and top of the table and signing million pound players .. Settle down mr Mann settle down. . Kro

  • ian ambrose says:

    I saw youtube Nicolai Brock-Madsen is good headball and shoot low balls skills and ex-blues player name is Colin Todd manager at Randers FC

  • GreatDane says:

    Don´t worry. He will come alright for us. It makes a lot of sense to me to tie him down on a four year contract. One year to get used to psysical part of the game in The Championship, two years as a regular and then sold for a higher fee after year three…. Guess that is the reasoning behind it. And at 22 – why not?
    He is an ambitious lad – was p¤¤¤¤¤ at being left out of the starting formation for Denmark in the first game of the Euro U21 championship and has an ambition of getting into the full national team. He will not be content to sit on the bench for us. And that is meant positively.
    He uses his body well to create space for others, and with guys like Gray, Toral, Shinnie and Arthur willing to run into those spaces I think he could be a gain for us.

  • GreatDane says:

    Had this terrible dream the other night of us being just outside the Play-offs in January – and then Clayton Donaldson got injured. Woke up bathed in sweat….
    Now I see Panos stumping up some money – again! – and bringing in Oba Martins on loan from an American League on pause buzzing around Brock-Madsen giving Clayton time to fully recover…

    Oh – am I dreaming again?

  • Adam True Blue says:

    Bring on the Rams..can’t get out of the habit yet of having my fingers crossed..Kro

  • Dave Mann says:

    As long as the Derby keeper as is fingers crossed for tonight’s game then it’s three points and bring on Mk dons next week and the debut of Nicolai Brock mesden .. Of the bench and a mission to destroy .. Kro

  • Dave Mann says:

    Masden

  • Dave Mann says:

    Madsen.. Sorry !! Plonker! Kro

  • Andrew says:

    This is good for the team but we are still light at the back and need 2 centre backs! 1 to partner and one for back up. A chain is only as strong as it’s weakest link!

  • Texas Pete says:

    Here is the background on GR’s genius on an shoestring statistical pursuit of the right players. To understand this winning formula your homework is to watch the Brad Pitt movie, Moneyball.
    It’s a good movie and a blunoversity class assignment not a chick flick.

    • Texas Pete says:

      Oh. The method is called sabremetrics and Billy Bean and the Oakland As had great success with it. There is also the non-fiction book by the same name.
      Should call it St Andrews Blueniversity Class of 2015 and led by Prof Rowett. Carpe deim.

    • almajir says:

      Texas Pete

      Read about Brentford and/or FC Midtyjlland. They’re properly using Sabremetrics.

      Also the As suck. Go Giants. ;)

  • Steve-0 says:

    Option 1. Bring in a striker who can play off of Donaldson and get goals.

    Option 2. Bring in a striker who can hold it up and give Donaldson more scoring opportunity.

    • atko says:

      Option 1 is why we got Toral. Don’t think he was 100% tonight but he didn’t do badly.

      Option 2 ain’t gonna happen because it’s Donaldson’s job to hold it up & he does it well. There are few in this league as good at holding the ball up, IMO he’s the best! He put himself about a bit tonight & I think tired towards the end but could have had a hat trick. Hasn’t quite got his shooting boots on this season yet but his work rate is outstanding.

    • almajir says:

      We’ve brought in the striker – it’s Nicolai Brock Madsen. We won’t play with two up front this season, 4-4-2 is pretty dead as a formation.


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