Nicolai Jørgensen signs five-year deal

Feyenoord have signed Danish international Nicolai Jørgensen from FC Copenhagen. The 25-year-old striker passed a medical on Friday afternoon before putting his signature to a contract that binds him to the club for the next five seasons, ending in mid 2021. Jørgensen will wear the number 9 shirt at Feyenoord.

Technical director Martin van Geel was clearly delighted to have got his man. ‘He is good on the ball and also a physically strong striker, who not only has goals in him, but also allows the team to play better. We have been monitoring Nicolai for a while now and we’re sure he really strengthens us.’

Jørgensen had attracted interest from several clubs in Europe. ‘But he has intentionally chosen to continue his development at Feyenoord in the Dutch league and will compete for the striker’s role here,’ said Van Geel.

Jørgensen has played at FC Copenhagen for the past four years and had a year to run on his current contract in the Danish capital. The striker started his professional career at AB in his homeland before Moving to Germany, where he represented 1. FC Kaiserslautern and Bayer Leverkusen.

An impressible 1.90m tall, Jørgensen netted 15 goals in 31 league matches last season, claiming seven assists, as FC Copenhagen won a league and cup double. It was Jørgensen’s second cup triumph in two seasons with the club, where he also won the Superliga in 2013.

In the past four years Jørgensen has racked up more than 25 appearances in Champions League and Europa League. He has 16 full caps for Denmark and has three goals for his country, after coming through the national age groups.

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