Feyenoord have secured their first signing of the summer with Nicolai Jorgensen joining on a five-year deal from FC Copenhagen.

  • By Nicholas Koopman
  • Follow Nicholas on Twitter

jorgensenFeyenoord have been announced via their official website, that the club have completed the signing of striker Nicolai Jorgensen on a five-year contract from FC Copenhagen. The twenty-five-year-old passed his medical on Friday morning and will wear the number nine shirt. Jorgensen is now set to compete with Michiel Kramer for the starting role at Feyenoord.

Jorgensen was a subject of interest for a number of clubs, but chose Feyenoord in order to continue his development in the Eredivise. Feyenoord have a track record of developing strikers with the likes of Graziano Pelle and John Guidetti coming to fame at the Rotterdam club in recent years.

Feyenoord Technical Director, Martin Van Geel commented on the transfer saying “he (Jorgensen) is physically strong with all round quality to make the team better. He made a very conscious decision to develop further in the Dutch league with Feyenoord and will come to the competition for the striker position.”

The club have been linked to a number of forwards in recent weeks, before signing Jorgensen, including Bas Dost and Ricky van Wolfswinkel as they looked to shore up their attacking options.

Jorgensen scored fifteen goals in thirty-one games last season and has also started twenty-five European matches in both the Europa and Champions League. Previously Jorgensen has played for Bayer Leverkusen, FC Kaiserslautern and Akademisk Boldklub as well as representing Denmark sixteen times.

The deal to sign the striker is thought to have cost Feyenoord €3.5 million, according to RTV Rijnmond.

Nicholas Koopman (93 Posts)