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Bristol City have been linked with a move for goalkeeper Oscar Jansson from Swedish side Orebro SK.

The Robins have already added goalkeepers Rene Gilmartin and David Bentley this summer but appear to be interested in signing a third shot-stopper.

According to Swedish outlet NA, Orebro boss Axel Kjäll has confirmed that City are interested in the 28-year-old, but no contact has been currently made by the Championship side.

Speaking to another Swedish site fotbollskanalen, the goalkeeper said that there had been interest but he was unaware of from which club.

The Swedish international made 14 appearances for Orebro in Sweden’s top tier last season and kept just one clean sheet.

Jansson is a product of the Tottenham Hotspur youth system but never made a senior appearance for the club.

While at Spurs, the Swede was sent out on loan to Exeter City, Northampton Town, Bradford City, and Shamrock Rovers, before eventually joining the Irish side permanently in 2012.

He made 33 appearances for Shamrock Rovers before making the switch back to his home country in January 2013.

Jansson has made 174 appearances for Orebro since joining the club and has just one year left on his contract.

The Verdict

This seems like a really strange move and one that I cannot get my head around.

Lee Johnson currently has three senior goalkeepers in his squad, following the additions of Gilmartin and Bentley in the summer.

Academy product Jojo Wollacott has also seen action during the pre-season, which would make adding a fourth goalkeeper even more peculiar.

It has been confirmed by Johnson that last season’s number one Niki Maenpaa is currently suffering from a calf injury and will miss the season opener against Leeds United, so the Robins may believe that his injury could be a serious one.


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