Alex Neil could reunite with Daniel Iversen at Stoke City with the former Preston North End ace now a man in demand ahead of the January window.

Neil recently made a shock move, trading his job at Sunderland for the Stoke City post following the departure of Michael O’Neill.

The Scot had won promotion with Sunderland in May but has now decided that Stoke is the best move for his future.

Stoke of course chased Neil back in 2019, when he was taking Preston to the top of the Championship table.


Neil is finally in the Potters dugout and one of his first January moves could be to sign a former Preston star.

The Sun report that Neil has set his sights on signing Leicester City goalkeeper Daniel Iversen.

Neil was in charge of Preston when Iversen joined on loan from Leicester back in January 2021, and North End had been chasing the Dane for around a year at that point.

Iversen ended up staying at Preston for another year, even after Neil had lost his job and been replaced by Frankie McAvoy.

Neil is also understood to have wanted to sign Iversen for Sunderland this summer.

Iversen won Preston’s Player of the Year award last season and was simply outstanding between the sticks.

In fact, it’s pretty unbelievable to us that Iversen isn’t starting for Leicester right now, especially given Danny Ward’s struggles.

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It would be stunning to see Iversen return to the Championship given Leicester’s need for some kind of defensive solidity.

This would be quite the coup for Stoke, and you can understand their need for a goalkeeper.

Jack Bonham continues to struggle in goal for Stoke and committed something of a clanger for Reading’s opening goal in their 2-1 win over Stoke today.

Preston won’t be getting back into the Iversen race any time soon, but much like with Sepp van den Berg or Cameron Archer, it would sting to see him back in the Championship again.

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