Football

Watch out for Kasper next season

There's a good chance fans will see Schmeichel bellowing at defenders at Old Trafford once again next season.

No, legendary goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel has not decided to come out of retirement to help his ailing former team Manchester United after a dismal Premier League season.

But his son Kasper could pay a visit in the colours of Leicester City, who recently won promotion to the Premier League.

Kasper was one of City's stand-out performers in the last campaign, keeping 17 clean sheets, and was named in the Championship Team of the Year for the second season in a row.

He reportedly attracted the attention of a number of high-profile clubs, including AC Milan, Arsenal, Southampton, Olympiakos and even United.

But the 27-year-old is said to be close to agreeing a new four-year deal with the Foxes, and his dad cannot be happier.

"I would rather he stay there and kept developing and help the club establish themselves," said Peter.

"I don't think for one second he really wanted to go outside England.

"And yes, it'd be nice to play for Arsenal or Manchester United, but it's not his time now. His time is at Leicester.

"They started the project three years ago, and he won their Player of the Year once and came No. 2 two other years.

"He's an instrumental player and for his own development, that's the best for him. And he thinks the same."

While Kasper doesn't have the same imposing presence as his father, he certainly has a similar style to the "Great Dane".

Quick off his line, agile and possessing superb reflexes, the younger Schmeichel has been in terrific form since signing for Leicester in June 2011.

Peter tips Kasper to continue his stellar form in the Premier League next term.

"He's already impressed quite a few people," he said.

"I want him to establish himself in the Premier League with Leicester and see if they can stay up.

"If he plays at the same level he's been last season and the season before, it'll be a massive achievement."