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[Rumor] Timbers Interested in Celtic Striker Morten Rasmussen?

This one is a long shot, but according to Scottish news site the Daily Record the Portland Timbers are interested in acquiring 26 year old Danish striker, Morten Rasmussen, from Celtic, one of the top Scottish Premier League clubs. According to the report Celtic is looking to offload the striker and there is interest from both the Timbers and Russian Premier League side FC Tom Tomsk.

Rasmussen has had a fairly tame couple of seasons with Celtic only managing to score 2 goals in 10 games for the side before be loaned to both FSV Mainz 05 where he scored 2 goals in 5 games and AaB where he scored 6 goals in 14 games. However, prior to his 2010 transfer to Celtic he played for Danish first division club Brøndby IF where he scored an impressive 44 goals in 84 games. Not bad at all...

That said, I'm not entirely sure where Rasmussen would fit in with the current Timbers line up which is practically bursting at the seams with strikers. Would he take preference over Kenny Cooper, Jorge Perlaza or Eddie Johnson? What about Bright Dike, Brian Umony and Spencer Thomspon? Were Rasmussen to sign with the Timbers I'd think one of the current strikers would be on his way out.

Still, this absolutely isn't confirmed, it's just a rumor. Take this with a grain of salt until we get further confirmation. Even if the Timbers really were interested, Rasmussen might prefer Russia to the United States given it's relative closeness to Denmark.

[Daily Record]