Hibernian have been credited with an interest in FC Copenhagen goalkeeper Theo Sander. The 19-year-old, who has seven caps for Denmark Under-19s, is reportedly a target for Blackburn Rovers as well.

Reports in Denmark suggest that Sander will head out on loan for the 2024/25 campaign in order to get game time after returning from a knee injury. The player is currently in Austria with the Copenhagen squad as part of their summer training camp but was not involved on Monday as the Danes beat WGS Tirol 5-0 in a friendly. 

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Club chiefs have reportedly agreed with Sander, who was last year linked with a move to Internazionale in Italy, that he needs gametime but bold.dk, who reported the attention from Hibs and Blackburn, appears sceptical that the 6ft 4in goalie would get the 'necessary amount of first-team football' at either club and has stressed that neither team is so far showing 'concrete' interest. 

Sander spent time in the youth systems of IF Frem Skørping, Støvring IF, and GUG Boldklub before joining Aalborg's academy in 2017. He totalled 56 appearances for Aalborg at under-19 and reserve level before making 15 appearances for their first team. He signed a five-year deal with Copenhagen in the summer of 2023 after Aalborg suffered relegation to the NordicBet Liga but has played just one senior game so far, keeping a clean sheet in a 2-0 victory at Hvidovre. He also made four appearances for the club's under-19s, including two games in the UEFA Youth League.

Will Hibs make a move?

Hibs have already brought in one goalkeeper on loan this summer with Josef Bursik joining from Club Brugge. The former Stoke City No.1 has started all three of the club's pre-season friendlies and is considered the first choice going into the competitive season.

Jojo Wollacott sat out the Edinburgh City friendly as one of a handful of first-team players granted extended time off following international duty but featured in the second halves of the friendlies against MSC Duisburg and PAOK in the Netherlands while Max Boruc, who played the second half of the City game, travelled to the Netherlands but didn't feature in either friendly and will likely be the third choice for the season with Murray Johnson spending the season on loan at Airdrie. 

Whether or not Hibs ramp up their interest will likely be influenced by Wollacott's situation. There is interest in the Ghanaian internationalist from clubs in England, including Stevenage, but it is also worth noting that Hibs have already been credited with interest in a number of goalkeepers so far this summer, with only one of those - Bursik - coming to fruition.

If Wollacott does move on, Bursik - who turns 24 this week - would be the oldest goalkeeper on the books at Easter Road and even though goalkeeping coach Craig Samson, and technical performance manager David Marshall, have a significant amount of playing experience at a high level, Hibs might want to have a bit of that experience in the playing squad as well.