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Svensson signing completes busy week for AIK

Published: Friday 15 November 2002, 10.51CET
Ambitious AIK Solna have signed Swedish international goalkeeper Håkan Svensson.

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Published: Friday 15 November 2002, 10.51CET

Svensson signing completes busy week for AIK

Ambitious AIK Solna have signed Swedish international goalkeeper Håkan Svensson.

Swedish club AIK have made their third major signing of the week with the capture of a highly-rated Sweden international goalkeeper Håkan Svensson.

Three-year contract
Svensson signed a three-year contract just days after the club also picked up promising youngsters Arash Talebinejad and Fredrik Björck. The 32-year-old goalkeeper has been capped three times by his country. The Stockholm club had recently been trying to finalise a new deal with current keeper Daniel Andersson but after fruitless negotiations, the club moved quickly to sign Svensson, who has played for Halmstads BK for the past 12 seasons.

Svensson upbeat
Svensson was upbeat about the move. "It feels like starting over again. In my opinion the AIK goalkeeper's shirt is one of the best moves in Swedish football." AIK general manager Sanny Åslund was also excited about his new signing. "It feels great to have been able to sign a player who has stated so clearly that he is looking for a new challenge," he said. "Håkan is a very solid and experienced keeper and he is definitely a worthy replacement for Daniel."

'Enormous potential'
AIK finished fifth in this year's Allsvenskan and are looking to dethrone rivals and newly crowned champions Djurgårdens IF in 2003. Svensson has no doubts over the potential of his new club "The potential at the club is enormous. There's a good mixture of youngsters and experienced players and that feel truly great," he said.

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