Football is a merciless business and when you are down on the ground very few in the sport will help you back on your feet. Danish giants, Brøndby, are currently feeling the pain of financial mismanagement as they languish bottom of the Superliga with just 17 points from 20 games – their lowest ever tally by Christmas.
Over the past few years, the club has fallen behind title rivals, FC Copenhagen, Odense BK, and FC Nordsjælland as fighting in the boardroom and failed investments on the pitch have ravaged the club’s resources.
So bad is Brøndby’s situation that they released a large number of players in the summer, sold star midfielder, Michael Krohn-Dehli, to Celta Vigo and became embroiled in a court ruling over unpaid wages that saw another couple of million drain from the club.
To make matters worse, their staff and players have agreed a club-wide 25% wage reduction to help stay afloat. Brøndby are in a real mess and not likely to get help from local rivals, Copenhagen.
It is astonishing therefore, that there are not more players being linked with moves away from Brøndby – especially towards Championship sides. The club have some real talent in captain, Clarence Goodson, young midfielder, Jens Stryger Larsen, and striker, Quincy Antipas.
Remember former West Brom and Derby defender, Martin Albrechtsen? At 32 years of age, he could still do a job for half of the Championship’s clubs yet sits on the bench of Betfair Football’s relegation favourite, Brøndby, instead.
Why are no English teams chasing this squad of talented individuals? Given their current plight, you can bet many players would jump at a Championship club and Brøndby are likely to listen to any offers going at this rate.
With so much emphasis on the January transfer window, managers need to pick up football tips wherever they can get them, and a merciless pursuit of Brøndby’s top men this winter would not do any harm.