|Icelander Joining on Trial|
Sunday, 20th Nov 2011 10:44
IFK Gothenburg’s Icelandic midfielder Teddy Bjarnason is set to spend time training with the Blues this week with a view to a possible move in January. The 24-year-old, who is also known as Theódór or Elmar, is a right winger or striker.
Bjarnason started his career in his native Iceland with KR Reykjavík before joining Celtic in 2004. After making only one appearance for the Glasgow side, the 5ft 10½in tall skilful wideman moved on to Norwegians Lyn Oslo in January 2008.
A year and a half later, with Lyn in financial problems, he joined his current club. During the 2011 Swedish season, which runs through the summer, Bjarnason made 24 league starts and three sub appearances, failing to score but creating three goals as his side finished seventh in the Allsvenskan (Sweden’s top flight). Overall, he has made 60 appearances for IFK, scoring four times.
Capped 10 times by Iceland, Bjarnason was linked with Leicester last month, with Dutch sides Feyenoord and Heerenveen also understood to be interested, having said he would be keen on a switch away from Sweden: "If a good foreign club makes an offer, I would like to move.
“But if I get a key role, I might consider staying. It depends on the new coach and what he wants."
That new coach Mikael Stahre has decided Bjarnason, who has a year left on his contract, and a number of other players are not in his plans.
If international clearance can be gained it’s possible that Bjarnason could feature for the reserves in Tuesday’s friendly against West Ham at Playford Road (KO 1pm).
Bjarnarson was previously linked with the Blues in 2004 while still playing in Iceland.
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|ITFCMonk added 11:02 - Nov 20|
How can you not like him? He's only 24 and his names Teddy.
|rexron added 11:08 - Nov 20|
Im norwegian and i have never heard of him.
|fatronaldo added 11:15 - Nov 20|
He has been an ok player drink tre last couple of seasons. Not really sure where we would put him in our midfield.
|Keaneish added 11:28 - Nov 20|
Is he also a centre back, right back and Goalkeeper by any chance?
|Mark added 11:41 - Nov 20|
It's always good to be linked to younger players, but often their stats are not good. No goals and only 3 assists in 27 appearances in Sweden?!
|cphtractor added 11:44 - Nov 20|
If we are looking into an Scandinavian winger then surely OB´s Rurik Gislason would be the answer.
|Crock added 12:48 - Nov 20|
@cphtractor Gislason is from Iceland and not Scandinaviavian.
|Sergio added 13:00 - Nov 20|
rexron...you're from Norway and he's from Iceland and plays in Sweden!!!
|CornardBlue added 13:23 - Nov 20|
Saw headline thought HERMAN was coming back, fits age prophile.
|oncebluealwaysblue added 13:41 - Nov 20|
Surely this is a good thing?! Somebody that can play out wide is what we a crying out for
|Sindre94 added 13:50 - Nov 20|
Norwegian - never heard of, but if hes quality,sign him up
|irishtim added 13:55 - Nov 20|
Lets see what he can do & take it from there
|Wolfowitz added 15:39 - Nov 20|
@Crock When did Iceland leave Scandinavia?
|rexron added 16:30 - Nov 20|
Sergio! Have you read the article?
|EatonBlue added 17:02 - Nov 20|
3 different first names - how cool is that - ice cool.
|BlueITFC added 17:37 - Nov 20|
Give him ago, the team are crying out for width
|Tampa_Florida_Blue added 18:49 - Nov 20|
@Crock When did Iceland leave Scandinavia? I got to agree with Wolfowitz on this statement as I always thought Iceland was part of Scandinavia to..... but what do I know, as I can drive a tractor!
|jert16 added 19:31 - Nov 20|
looking at wingers can only be a good sign.. diamond isnt doing the business anymore. Now jewell pluck up the courage to drop leadbitter, i know its hard for you but you can do it
|broomfield123 added 20:03 - Nov 20|
Wasn't teddy in the band abba . Appreciate this guy is swedish but who cares he could sing us a song to cheer us all up
|victorywilhappen added 20:17 - Nov 20|
Does BJarn mean bear in Icelandic? (Bjorn is Bear in Swedish) if so his name is, TEDDY BEAR son!
|broomfield123 added 20:19 - Nov 20|
Wasn't there a character called elmar in sesame street
|floridaboy added 20:24 - Nov 20|
Winger or striker. Excellent. Put him in instead of Chopra who seems to have lost the plot. All the waffle he sprouts in the press is slowly making him look like a tool!
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