Monday 14


Bees to make fresh move for Ligue 1 keeper

11th February 2019, 16:22 by Simon Barlow

Brentford will make a fresh move for 'charismatic' Dijon goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson, according to reports in Iceland.

Icelandic football expert Kristjan Oli Sigurdsson claims the Bees tried to purchase the 23-year-old from the Ligue 1 club in January - but without success.

"They will do all they can this summer to land him," said Sigurdsson.

Last summer, Runarsson joined Dijon from Danish top-flight outfit Nordsjaellend - where he was coached by current Brentford goalkeeping coach Inaki Cana.

A member of Iceland's 2018 World Cup squad, Runarsson is known to be quite a character and recently became the only Ligue 1 player to join the Common Goal movement, launched a year and a half ago by Juan Mata, in donating one per cent of his salary to the children's charity.

The Bees already have two Icelandic players on their books, with Kolbeinn Birgir Finnsson and Patrik Sigurdur Gunnarsson both in the Brentford B squad.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Simon Barlow has a wealth of journalism experience and in-depth knowledge in a number of sports. As well as his extensive football knowledge, Simon is also well versed on cricket, tennis, American Football and cycling amongst others.

More Brentford


Canos signs long-term Bees deal

9th October 2019, 17:18

Brentford winger Sergi Canos has signed a new four-year deal to tie him to the Bees until 2023.

Recent Sport Headlines

Manchester City

Former City boss urges Foden to leave on loan

13th October 2019, 19:23

Former Manchester City manager Stuart Pearce has urged midfielder Phil Foden to save his career and leave the club on loan.


Barca to target new right-back

13th October 2019, 19:23

Barcelona are reportedly only targeting one new addition in 2020 as they seek a new right-back.

Horse Racing

Appleby looks to the future with Pinatubo

13th October 2019, 18:53

Trainer Charlie Appleby admits the future is very promising for Pinatubo after his win in the Dewhurst Stakes on Saturday.

Rugby League

Roby hails success of 2019

13th October 2019, 18:52

St Helens hooker James Roby says 2019 has been his best year at the club following their Grand Final victory over Salford Red Devils.

Formula 1

Kubica slams Williams team

13th October 2019, 18:51

Williams driver Robert Kubica says he is unhappy with his team for making technical decisions behind his back.


Wiesberger triumphs in Italian Open

13th October 2019, 18:50

Bernd Wiesberger has won the Italian Open after finishing one shot ahead of Matt Fitzpatrick, after a superb final round.

Newcastle United

Charnley outlines Newcastle’s vision for their academy

13th October 2019, 18:19

Newcastle United’s managing director Lee Charnley has confirmed the club are desperate to bring in more local talent to their academy.

West Ham United

Noble happy with West Ham’s progression

13th October 2019, 17:13

West Ham United midfielder Mark Noble says the team are making giant strides under Manuel Pellegrini’s stewardship.