New Firm rivals FCK and Brøndby the big movers over the summer – The Post

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

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

September 2nd, 2014 3:36 pm| by admin
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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.