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Rumor: Norwegian team interested in Zdenek Ondrasek

A team from Norway has enquired about Zdenek Ondrasek's availability.

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Reports out of Norway, have linked a team from the Eliteserien (Norwegian top flight), to Zdenek Ondrasek.

iTromso reported that Tromso IL has enquired about the availability of Zdenek Ondrasek.

Cobra has a strong history with Tromso, having played four seasons with the Norwegian club (2012-2015). He scored 55 goals and had 17 assists in 144 matches across all competitions for Tromso. Following a lackluster fourth season that saw him only score nine goals, TIL decided his salary was too expensive for the level of production, and he was allowed to leave on a free transfer to Wysla Krakow.

Fast forward to 2019, and Tromso IL has come to regret allowing Cobra to leave. Tromso hasn't been able to get anywhere near the same level of production, from a litany of replacements, and they long for a center forward who can fill the large void at that position.

iTromso reports that Ondrasek is their top offseason target, and the team has been tracking him since he joined FC Dallas. Tromso is said to be interested in acquiring Ondrasek on a loan, with an option to buy.

There are several obstacles to this deal happening. First, Cobra is happy in Frisco, and is said to prefer continuing his stay in America. Second, there are doubts that Tromso can afford the combined transfer fee and salary requirements to acquire Cobra.

Ondrasek has only seen action in seven matches for FC Dallas, playing a total of 192 minutes, without scoring a goal. Furthermore, Cobra continues to drop down the depth chart, as he currently sits behind Jesus Ferreira, Dominque Badji, and now Ricardo Pepi. With recently returned Cristian Colman getting playing time with North Texas SC, one could argue that Cobra has dropped behind Colman. Last night, Cobra was the only player during the Tijuana friendly, to not get on the field, despite being on the bench.

With no playing time in sight for Ondrasek, it's hard to imagine FC Dallas turning down an offer for his services, and even harder to imagine Cobra turning down a starting position on a team he's familiar with.

What do you think? Are Cobra's days in Frisco numbered? Let us know what you think!