Purported photos of Union Berlin defender Kristian Pedersen and Xuandong Ren have been doing the rounds on Twitter.
The image shows what appears to be a player holding up a scarf for a photograph:
— Blues Nation (@BCFCNation) 28 May 2018
Due to the poor quality of the photo though, many supporters on Twitter were not sure who the person actually was:
— Dave (@ozzybcfc) 28 May 2018
This is what the guy looks like, looks similar to me ! pic.twitter.com/hLoNmSxCOR
— Danny (@Dannybcfc095) 28 May 2018
Not Marc Roberts?
— BCFC NEWS (@BCFC2017UPDATES) 28 May 2018
What was Robbo wearing in his Scarf pic lol?
— Paul Phillip Lum (@_PapaulskiBCFC_) 28 May 2018
He was on the training ground in a blues top
— Connor (@connor1thompson) 28 May 2018
I’m hearing it’s close. With grounds and Keita going Monk wants to bring in his left back
— Chris Lowe (@ChristoffLowe) 28 May 2018
Looks like Seb Larsson to me
— hayley colburn (@colburn_hayley) 29 May 2018
Brock-Madsen signing new contract?!
— Cheikh N’Doye (@bigboindoye) 28 May 2018
Could be him but it’s hard to say from that poor pic
— Josh Clarke (@jclarke247) 28 May 2018
Trust me ???????????? it’s the Toral situation all over again
— Tom Latimer (@TLatimer17) 28 May 2018
There are some similarities between the grainy image and Pedersen’s likeness, but it’s hard to tell. In any case, it does appear that we are interested in the 23-year-old.
Danish publication Ekstra Bladet reports that we have offered 20million Krone or £2.3m for the left-back, and the player is said to be keen on leaving his current club.
The former Denmark Under 21 international played 33 times in all competitions for Union Berlin last season, scoring one goal and providing four assists, helping his side to an eighth-place finish in the Bundesliga-2 table.