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Danish Olympic football side face losing the Fischer king

Tournament will clash with start of English Premier League club Middlesbrough’s start to the season

Will Boro let him go to Rio? (photo: Myrte Hesselberth)
July 8th, 2016 3:41 pm| by Ben Hamilton

When the Danish Olympic football side lines up to face hosts Brazil, Iraq and South Africa at Rio next month, they could be without one of their prized assets: attacking midfielder Viktor Fischer.

Fischer recently moved to Middlesbrough in a deal believed to be worth around 40 million kroner, and it is unclear whether the English Premier League new boys will allow him to travel as the Olympics clash with the start of the EPL season.

Fischer has told media he wants to play, but that he doesn’t yet know what his new employer thinks.

As a promising youngster, the 22-year-old attracted the interest of some of Europe’s biggest clubs, but since moving to Ajax he has been frequently injured and only managed nine senior international caps thus far.

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Two other North Sea moves
Meanwhile, English Championship club Cardiff City has signed Danish under-21 international striker Kenneth Zohore on a permanent deal from Belgian club KV Kortrijk for an undisclosed fee.

The 22-year-old scored two goals in 10 appearances during his loan spell at Cardiff last season.

And Danish international midfielder Casper Sloth has left English Championship club Leeds United to join Superliga side AaB on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee.

The 24-year-old joined Leeds in August 2014 and made 14 appearances in his first season, but none in his second. Sloth has eight international caps.