Huddersfield Sign Denmark International Mathias Jørgensen

Huddersfield Sign Denmark International Mathias Jørgensen
Jul 8, 2017

Huddersfield Town News

David Wagner continued his spending spree at newly promoted Huddersfield, with the acquisition of 6 foot 3 central defender Mathias Jørgensen from Danish side FC Copenhagen for around £3.5 million. Huddersfield have spent big this summer with the club record transfer fee being broken on three separate occasions; Laurent Depoitre joined for £3.5m from Porto but only a week later, Aaron Mooy signed from Manchester City for £8 million before current record signing Steve Mounie was bought from Montpellier for around £11.4 million.

Jørgensen, nicknamed Zanka, brings with him a wealth of experience having been capped 11 times for Denmark and making over 180 appearances for FC Copenhagen. During his 7-year spell at the Danish club over two stints, from 2007-2012 and then 2014-2017, Jorgensen played a combined 50 times in the Champions League and Europa League thus has expertise in Europe’s highest competitions.

Zanka did, however, enjoy a less fruitful time when he moved to Dutch outfit PSV Eidenhoven in 2012, only managing a mere 14 games over the space of two seasons, even being moved to the side’s B team in 2013. Moving to the Premier League is another shot at the big for the physical centre-half but he must make the most of it, otherwise, he might be shipped back to one of Europe’s less lucrative leagues.

Wagner see’s Jørgensen as a key player for the upcoming season, knowing that the new signing will provide cover for centre-half Jon Stankovic, who was ruled out for up to 10 months in March earlier this year, “This deal makes total sense for us because Jon (Stanković) is out of action until Christmas. His athleticism and football intelligence will be big assets in the Premier League, for sure, and he is a super professional character, which will fit in with our current group of players very well.”

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