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3 facts about new Sheffield United number one Robin Olsen

Sheffield United completed the signing of Robin Olsen on loan on deadline day, as Slavisa Jokanovic got himself a replacement for Aaron Ramsdale.

The experienced Swedish star will become the new Blades number one and once again bump Wes Foderingham and Michael Verrips down the list.

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We’ve done some digging on the former Everton loanee, and pulled together THREE facts about Robin Olsen for Blades fans to feast their eyes on.

He’s good pals with Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Olsen and Zlatan hail from the same place in Sweden (Malmo) and were even part of the same youth side for a number of seasons.

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Over the years, their relationship has continued as Olsen and Ibrahimovic have both been regulars for the Swedish national side.

Unfortunately – and expectedly – Zlatan scored against the new United number one the last time they met.

Olsen could have played for Denmark

Despite having over 40 caps for Sweden, Olsen could well have represented one of the other scandinavian countries in the form of Denmark. The stopper’s parents are Danish, but he was actually born in Sweden.

Per information in the Guardian, Olsen was denied the chance to play for Sweden when he was a youth player owing to the fact he only had a Danish passport.

Looking back, he probably made the right choice given Kasper Schmeichel’s rise in the last decade.

Liverpool stopper Alisson approved of Olsen succeeding him

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Speaking when Olsen had taken over from him at Roma, Alisson said he had kept an eye on the Swede’s progress, and was suitably impressed.

“I had a great time at Roma and I enjoyed a big season for them last season. Robin Olsen? He is doing great. I try to follow Roma as much as I can.”

Hopefully, Olsen can take that initial form he showed with Roma into his time at The Lane.

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