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New Firm rivals FCK and Brøndby the big movers over the summer

Agger’s return the biggest deal as transfer deadline window closes


Daniel Agger's triumphant return home to Brøndy was undoubtely the biggest Superliga signing this summer. Maybe ever (Photo: Scanpix)

September 2, 2014
15:36

by Christian Wenande


The final moment of the summer-period transfer window offered up some interesting transfers involving Danish teams and footballers alike.

Brøndby IF made the biggest noise in the final days as they somehow managed to sign Danish national team captain Daniel Agger from Premiership giants Liverpool for a nominal fee.

In what is one of the greatest transfers in Danish football history, Agger’s return home to where it all began at the ripe age of just 29 launches the boys from Vestegnen into immediate title contention.

The double signing of Teemu Pukki and Holmbert Aron Fridjonsson from Celtic last night confirms as much.

READ MORE: Brøndby bring home Daniel Agger

Lions on spending spree
Meanwhile, the desire of their bitter rivals, FC Copenhagen, to make amends for a disappointing season has led to them signing a staggering ten players over the summer, including a number of high-profile players.

Stephan Andersen (Real Betis), Steve De Ridder (FC Utrecht), Per Nilsson (FC Nürnberg), Mathias 'Zanka' Jørgensen (PSV Eindhoven) and Mikael Antonsson (Bologna) were all signed earlier, and yesterday they capped a busy signing period by loaning Swedish winger Alexander Kacaniklic from Fulham.

Other Superliga transfers of note include FC Midtjylland signing Jim Larsen (Club Brugge) and loaning Kristoffer Olsson from Arsenal, Odense bringing in Vladimir Dvalishvili (Legia Warszawa,) SønderjyskE loaning Marvin Pourié from FCK, Randers netting Mikael Ishak (Parma), FC Nordsjælland snapping up David Moberg Karlsson (Sunderland) and Aalborg loaning Nicklas Helenius from Aston Villa.

READ MORE: FC Copenhagen and Aalborg handed good Europa League draws

Bendtner finally finds a home
There was also plenty of action for the Danes abroad, most notably Nicklas Bendtner finally finding a new club: Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga.

Other significant moves were William Kvist moving from Stuttgart to Wigan, Casper Sloth going to Leeds from AGF, Frederik Sørensen moving from Juventus to Verona on loan, Lasse Nielsen moving to Gent and Nicki Zimling moving to Ajax on loan from Mainz.

Furthermore, Simon Makienok moved to Palermo from Brøndby, Kasper Kusk moved to Twente from Aab, and Peter Ankersen shifted to Red Bull Salzburg from Esbjerg

A whole string of Danes headed to the French league, with Lars Jacobsen, Ronnie Schwartz and Jonas Lössl heading to Guingamp, while Kian Hansen moved to Nantes and Jesper Juelsgård to Evian.

Lastly, on the talent side of things, Odense’s talented 17-year-old Jacob Rasmussen, who had a trial with Manchester United, ended up signing a three-year deal with Bundesliga giants Schalke 04.



 

Fact Box

Here is an overview of the top Superliga transfers this summer by each club:

AaB

In:

Thomas Enevoldsen (Loan, KV Mechelen)

Nicklas Helenius (Loan, Aston Villa)

Rasmus Jönsson (Wolfsburg)

Donny Gorter (Loan, AZ)

Out:

Anders Due (FC Vestsjælland)

Jeppe Curth (Viborg FF)

Kasper Kusk (FC Twente) 

FC København

In:

Franco Mussis (Gimnasia La Plata)

Tom Høgli (Club Brugge)

Stephan Andersen (Real Betis)

Steve De Ridder (FC Utrecht)

Per Nilsson (FC Nürnberg)

Daniel Amartey (Djurgården)

Mathias 'Zanka' Jørgensen (PSV Eindhoven)

Bashkim Kadrii (OB)

Mikael Antonsson (Bologna)

Alexander Kacaniklic (Loan, Fulham)

Out:

Georg Margreitter (End of loan, Wolverhampton)

Christian Bolaños (Free transfer)

Daniel Braaten (Free transfer)

Thomas Kristensen (ADO Den Haag)

Fanendo Adi (Portland Timbers)

Lars Jacobsen (Guingamp)

Mustafa Abdellaoue (Aalesund)

Igor Vetokele (Charlton)

Olof Mellberg (Retirement)

Franco Mussis (Loan, Genoa)

Marvin Pourie (Loan, Sønderjyske)

FC Midtjylland

In:

Tim Sparv (Greuther Fürth)

Jim Larsen (Club Brugge)

Patryk Wolanski (Widzew Lodz)

Kristoffer Olsson (Loan, Arsenal)

Marco Urena (Loan, Kuban Krasnodar)

Out:

Jonas Lössl (Guingamp)

Mads Hvilsom (Hobro IK)

Jesper Juelsgård (Evian) 

Brøndby IF

In:

Johan Elmander (Galatasaray)

Fredrik Semb Berge (Odd Grenland)

Elbasan Rashani (Odd Grenland)

Daniel Agger (Liverpool)

Holmbert Aron Fridjonsson (Celtic)

Teemu Pukki (Loan, Celtic)

Out:

Kenneth Zohore (IFK Göteborg)

Bram Verbist (Roda)

Malthe Johansen (Loan, FC Porto)

Khalid Boulahrouz (Feyenoord)

Quincy Antipas (Hobro IK)

Simon Makienok (Palermo) 

Esbjerg fB

In:

Lasse Rise (Randers FC)

Daniel Stenderup (Brøndby IF)

Robin Söder (IFK Göteborg)

Out:

Mushaga Bakenga (End of loan, Club Brugge)

Peter Ankersen (Red Bull Salzburg)

Kian Hansen (Nantes) 

FC Nordsjælland

In:

Adam Örn Arnarsson (NEC Nijmegen)

David Moberg Karlsson (Sunderland)

Out:

Nicolai Stokholm (Retirement)

Jens Stryger Larsen (Austria Wien)

Andreas Laudrup (AGF)

Martin Hansen (ADO Den Haag)

Bassel Jradi (Strømsgodset)

Kim Aabech (AGF) 

Randers FC

In:

Karl-Johan Johnsson (NEC Nijmegen)

Ögmundur Kristinsson (Fram Reykjavik)

Mikael Ishak (Parma)

Out:

Ronnie Schwartz (Guingamp)

Lasse Rise (Esbjerg fB) 

OB

In:

Lasse Kryger (AC Horsens)

Lasse Nielsen (FC Vestsjælland)

Jacob Barrett Laursen (Juventus)

Mikkel Kirkeskov (AGF)

Emil Ousager (AGF)

Vladimir Dvalishvili (Legia Warszawa)

Out:

Mustafa Abdellaoue (End of loan, FC København)

Morten Skoubo (Delhi Dynamos)

Bashkim Kadrii (FC København)

Conor O' Brien (Wiener Neustadt)

Jacob Rasmussen (Schalke) 

FC Vestsjælland

In:

Anders Due (AaB)

Lennard Sowah (HSV)

Anders Østli (Lillestrøm)

Anders Randrup (AC Horsens)

Thomas Villadsen (FC Nordsjælland)

Youbou Jean Noel Thome (Kruoja)

Out:

Søren Berg (Retirement)

Lasse Nielsen (OB) 

SønderjyskE

In:

Bojan Golubovic (Ceahlaul Piatra Neamt)

Mees Siers (Free transfer)

Marvin Pourié (Loan, FC København)

Out:

Rubin Okotie (1860 München)

Daniel Christensen (AGF)

Kenan Hajdarevic (AB)

Silkeborg IF

In:

Nicolaj Agger (Vejle BK)

Out:

Christian Holst (Fremad Amager)

Daniel Ahonen (Sirius)

Hobro IK

In:

Mads Hvilsom (FC Midtjylland)

Quincy Antipas (Brøndby IF)

Oliver Korch (Loan, FC Midtjylland)

Rasmus Hansen (Randers FC)

Out:

Jesper Lauridsen (End of loan, FC Midtjylland)

Sebastian Andersen (Viborg FF)

Kim Elgaard (Vejle BK)



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