"We are talking to the player's club and we are hoping they will release him to come across here and we will find out in the next 48 hours. We know all about him and his playing record, but we still want a look at him with a view to a loan deal until the end of the season."
Well. It's not Serbian Goran Gavrancic of Dynamo Kiev, they say. Not American Oguchi Onyewu of Standard Liege either. Could be because it's our Michael Gravgaard, whose Marseille deal didn't happen. That's what Danish media says (no link).
Fair enough. I look forward to seeing Dan Thomassen play some more. He's good enough to take home the championship. Gravgaard however is an outstanding centre back who can double as a striker. Incredible header abilities.
Hmmm... think I'm gonna serve myself a Newcastle Brown Ale :)
Update: Gravgaard agent cools Newcastle link:
"I have had no contact with Newcastle regarding Michael. He has been linked with a number of clubs in this transfer window. He is under a long contract with FC Copenhagen and it all depends on FC Copenhagen."