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AIK land young duo

Published: Tuesday 12 November 2002, 16.07CET
AIK have signed forward Arash Talebinejad and defender Fredrik Björck from Västra Frölunda IF.

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Published: Tuesday 12 November 2002, 16.07CET

AIK land young duo

AIK have signed forward Arash Talebinejad and defender Fredrik Björck from Västra Frölunda IF.

AIK have signed highly-rated forward Arash Talebinejad and defender Fredrik Björck from Västra Frölunda IF.

No doubts
"It feels fantastic to join the club that will win the championship next year," said the 21-year-old Talebinejad, who has signed a four-year contract. "It's a fantastic squad and there's a lot of competition. That suits me well."

Fantastic form
Talebinejad was in fantastic form during the 2002 season, playing an important role as Frölunda reached the promotion/relegation play-offs only to be denied by IFK Göteborg. The Under-21 international scored 12 goals in 28 matches and won plenty of praise in the Swedish media.

Great chemistry
Talebinejad will be joined at AIK by central defender Björck who was also a revelation in the Swedish second division last season. AIK assistant manager Pär Millqvist said: "Fredrik has had a fantastic year and is very strong in the air, while Arash is just the kind of striker we are looking for. It's really great that they've chosen AIK." The club's managing director Stefan Söderberg added: "The chemistry between AIK and Fredrik and Arash is great, and I'm sure they will be a success."

Last updated: 12/11/02 17.34CET

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