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Cardiff City Football Club can today confirm that Danish international striker Andreas Cornelius' transfer from FC Copenhagen has been finalised subject to Premier League ratification and international clearance, Andreas signing a five year deal in the Welsh capital.
The 20 year-old completed his medical on Monday morning at the Club's Vale of Glamorgan training base and will link up with his new team-mates on a permanent basis in a week's time following a short vacation.
Cornelius becomes Malky Mackay’s first recruit of the summer ahead of City’s Premier League debut against West Ham United on August 17th.
said of today's breaking news: "We would like to thank Carsten Jensen and all the staff at FC Copenhagen for both the good relations that have been built between the two clubs over the past couple of weeks and the professionalism they have shown in working with us to complete this transfer."Iain MoodyCardiff City FC Head of Recruitment
And, naturally, the 20 year old was evidently buoyant on completion of his medical and the breaking of the hotly anticipated news.
. “I’ve been given a great opportunity and this is a very exciting project that’s taking place at Cardiff City. I’m very happy to be here and to be playing for this Club in the Premier League.Andreas exclusively told Cardiff City Player“This is a dream come true for me,”
“There were opportunities for me this summer and I had to think about what was the right thing to do, the correct step for me to take in terms of my career. I was impressed by what the Club is trying to do, the fact it has reached the Premier League and that it has a passionate fan base supporting it.”
The 6”4 inch striker top-scored in the Superliga during the 2012/13 season with 18 goals, unsurprisingly being recognised by the senior Denmark setup and scoring his first goal for his country in the 2014 World Cup Qualifier against Czech Republic back in March that the former European Champions won 3-0.
And in reference to his international ambitions, Andreas noted that it was Cardiff City with whom he felt he could best establish himself ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
“The Danish national team always wants players playing in foreign countries, especially in the English Premier League,” he stated. “If I can improve as a player at Cardiff City, which I think I can, then I can be a better player for the Danish national squad as well.”
Already a success on the field, goal-scorer Andreas completed his medical in Cardiff on Monday having last week secured academic success.
“It’s been a busy few days as I graduated from University back home over the weekend. Both school and football are very important to me, so I had to structure my plans in order to achieve in both. He noted:
“I will link up with my new team-mates next Monday and look forward to preparing for the new season. These are very exciting times and I’m looking forward to working with the manager and learning more about this squad.”
Watch Andreas' exclusive first interview later this Monday on He will be officially presented to the media next week when back in the UK.Cardiff City Player.
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