FC Groningen’s Swedish midfielder Simon Tibbling has signed a five-year deal with Danish club Brondby.

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The 22-year-old was advised to remain at Groningen by coach Ernest Faber, but has ignored that advice to sign a five-year contract in Denmark. The fee paid for the Swede is unknown.

Brondby technical director Troels Bech told the club’s website, “Simon is undoubtedly a great talent with a beautiful future for himself.

“There are many young players who made clear steps forward at our club and Simon thinks he can do that too.┬áThere was a lot of interest for Simon and the fact that he chose a long contract with our club says much about his trust in our project.”

Tibbling signed for FC Groningen in January 2015 and made a total of 89 appearances for the club scoring two goals. He was also part of the FC Groningen side that won the 2015 KNVB Cup where they defeated PEC Zwolle 2-0 in De Kuip in Rotterdam. He was voted player of the season in 2015/2016 by the FC Groningen supporters.

Tibbling previously played for Djurgardens in his native Sweden.

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