Eidur Gudjohnsen has been struggling to find a new club since his FC Brugge contract expired this summer, but now the former Chelsea and Barcelona forward might be close to a move.
FC Copenhagen manager Stale Solbakken has confirmed that the club have been in talks with the ex-Iceland captain about a potential switch to the Danish Superliga, and have even had him in for training over the past week to test out his fitness levels.
Solbakken remains reserved about the potential of a deal being done, but admits he has been impressed with what he’s seen thus far, and that talks have been positive.
‘We have agreed that he will come here and show off while we talk together in an open dialogue that is not binding,’ he told Sporten.
‘Then we look at whether it makes sense, not just from our side, but also on his part.
‘We can talk about it a bit more if it turns into something, but I have seen that he has a well-developed football brain.’
Gudjohnsen, 35, is best known for his six seasons spent at Chelsea, where, after making a £4 million from Bolton Wanderers in 2000, he would record 66 goals and 31 assists in 238 appearances, winning two Premier League titles and the 2005 League Cup in the process.
Moving on to Barca in 2006 for £8 million, the 78-times capped international spent three seasons at the Nou Camp, before subsequent spells at Monaco, Tottenham Hotspur, Stoke, Fulham, AEK Athens, Cercle Brugge and rivals Club Brugge failed to see him rediscover the form he once showcased at Stamford Bridge.
Netting four times in 27 games in the Belgian Pro League during the 2013-14 campaign, Gudjohnsen will now be hoping for one final hurrah with the Danish Europa League outfit, as his successful career enters its twilight, but it remains to be seen whether a deal will materialise.