Ex-Burnley Man Set For Championship Rivals

Former Burnley goalkeeper Lukas Jensen has been given the green light to discuss personal terms with Millwall as they look to seal the signature of the Lincoln City star, according to a report by The Mirror. 

The Dane joined the Imps on a free transfer from Turf Moor last summer, having spent much of his time at the club out on loan. That included stints with Carlisle United, Bolton Wanderers and Accrington Stanley.

It is his spell at Sincil Bank however that has seen the 25-year-old impress the most. Starring in 45 of the 46 games Lincoln played last year, Jensen was lauded by fans for his shot-stopping ability after ending the season as joint-top in League One for clean sheets, and the highest save percentage.

The personal accolades do not stop there, as he also earned Player of the Season at the Lincolnshire outfit, as the club narrowly missed out on a play-off spot despite a late resurgence up the table under head-coach Michael Skubala. Those impressive displays also included a Man Of The Match award in a 5-0 victory, where loanee Joe Taylor also got a hat-trick.

Now it is being reported that The Den looks set to be the Dane’s new home. Mirror Football are stating that Lincoln have agreed terms for a deal to let their man go and it is now up to the player. It is no surprise to see the Lions in the market for a goalkeeper this summer, following the tragic passing of their previous number one Matija Sarkic last month.

If this move were to materialise, then Jensen would be the second Danish player to move on from the Imps this summer with Lasse Sorensen having already left to join fellow League One promotion hopefuls Huddersfield Town.

Writer’s View

Skubala’s side would certainly be weakened if they were to lose their number one, but Lincoln have shown an ability in recent seasons to replace any outgoing players with those of a similar, or potentially better calibre.

For Millwall, this is a no-brainer. Jensen was one of, if not the best keeper in League One statistically last term, so a step up was always going to be likely to happen, and with the changes Neil Harris may wish to bring to the club this summer, this does seem like a perfect fit.

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