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København continue spree with Nilsson capture

Published: Friday 23 May 2014, 17.26CET
Sweden defender Per Nilsson has set his sights on a place in next season's UEFA Champions League after completing a move to Danish Super League runners-up FC København.
København continue spree with Nilsson capture
Per Nilsson spent seven years in the Bundesliga ©Getty Images
Published: Friday 23 May 2014, 17.26CET

København continue spree with Nilsson capture

Sweden defender Per Nilsson has set his sights on a place in next season's UEFA Champions League after completing a move to Danish Super League runners-up FC København.

FC København have completed their third signing of the week by luring experienced Sweden defender Per Nilsson from 1. FC Nürnberg.

The 31-year-old centre-back has inked a three-year deal with the Danish Super League runners-up and teams up with recent recruits, Belgian midfielder Steve De Ridder and Denmark goalkeeper Stephan Andersen.

"I'm really looking forward to joining København. There is a great opportunity to win trophies here, and qualifying for next year's Champions League will be our immediate aim," said Nilsson, who made 73 Bundesliga appearances for now-relegated Nürnberg after joining from TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in 2010.

FCK coach Ståle Solbakken added: "We have acquired a player with lots of experience from one of the strongest leagues in the world. He has great ability in both boxes. Furthermore, he has great leadership qualities, making him a perfect candidate for captain. He's a player with big ambitions and has proved that by becoming a regular fixture for Sweden."

Last updated: 19/06/14 10.09CET

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