Thursday, 27th June, 2013
Arsenal and Manchester United target Andreas Cornelius has sprung a surprise on the Premier League giants by joining newly promoted Cardiff City.
The Danish striker, who has been signed from FC Copenhagen, had been subject to interest from various clubs in England’s top flight, but had denied he was looking for a move abroad.
His contract at FCK was due to expire in 2016, but the Welsh side have secured his services for a fee of £7.4m (according to an announcement by the Danish club to the country’s stock exchange) – despite not revealing the length of his contract just yet – and made the announcement via their official site.
The statement read: "Cardiff City Football Club have today reached an agreement with F.C. Copenhagen for the services of Andreas Cornelius.
"The 20 year old striker is set to join the club for an undisclosed fee on completion of his medical."
His 18 goals in the Danish Superligaen helped FCK wrap up a 10th title, whilst he ended up being top scorer in the league in his first full campaign with the club.
Unsurprisingly, Cornelius was named his club’s player of the year, and his rapid rise has yielded a move to a side who secured promotion last season as champions of the second division.
His performances had been monitored by Inter Milan and Stoke City as well, while Arsenal had even sent scouts over to watch the talented forward.
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