Burnley Considering Bid For Birmingham Defender Kristian Pedersen
Burnley Football Club, Nottingham Forest and Coventry City are plotting moves to sign Birmingham City defender Kristian Pedersen in the transfer window. The defender can play at left-back or as part of a three-man backline, is out of contract at St Andrew’s this summer and has yet to agree a new deal.
A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Burnley, Forest and Coventry are all admirers of the Denmark International. They have all registered their interest in Pederson as they eye a cut-price deal for the international defender. Having made 19 appearances for the Blues in all competitions this season, he is a key player in Lee Bowyer’s defence.
Pedersen has predominately been used on the left-hand side of Bowyer’s back three, whilst Steve Cooper has lined up Nottingham Forest with a back three to great success after taking over earlier this season. Coventry City also line up in a 3-5-2 formation under Mark Robins while Sean Dyche employs a conventional back four at Burnley.
There is uncertainty over the future of Burnley’s current third-choice left-back Anthony Glennon, as Middlesbrough, Hull City and Sunderland are all keeping tabs on him whilst he is out on loan at AFC Barrow with his Clarets contract set to expire in the summer. Sean Dyche also has second choice left-back Erik Pieters out of contract at Turf Moor at the end of the current campaign.