Date: 18th January 2010 at 4:22pm
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Remco van der Schaaf has now verbally agreed an eighteen month loan agreement with Danish Superliga side Brøndby IF. It is understood however that the move will have to be ratified by the relevant football authorities.

If the deal goes ahead this will be the second loan spell for van der Schaaf at the club.He signed on loan for them in February 2009 until the end of last season. He picked up a shoulder injury whilst playing for them in a match against FC Copenhagen in May last year and returned to Turf Moor. He subsequently had surgery for the injury but now appears to be fully fit.

Speculation grew this season as to his whereabouts with Remco rapidly becoming the missing invisible man at Turf Moor. He had not been named in any of Owen Coyle’s eighteen this season nor in the reserves.

The 30 year old central midfielder signed a three-year deal with Burnley in July 2008 but made just one first team appearance for the Clarets in their opening Championship game of the 2008-9 season against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough; a match in which we lost heavily 4-1. He had a handful of appearances on the bench but was an unused substitute. He went down with a mystery virus towards the end of 2008 and the loan to Brøndby IF followed shortly after.

The length of the current loan will take him up to the end of his contract with Burnley FC when it is likely he will leave Turf Moor and probably join Brøndby IF on a permanent basis.

Oh well at least the mystery is now solved and we wish Remco all the best and we are sorry it never quite worked out for him at Burnley FC.


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