Swansea City have signed Swedish goalkeeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt for an undisclosed fee.
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— Swansea City FC (@SwansOfficial) June 23, 2015
Nordfeldt joins Swansea City after spending three seasons with SC Heerenveen in the Eredivisie, making over 100 appearances for the club.
The 26-year-old started his career in the Swedish league with IF Brommapokkarna, while also playing 16 games for the Swedish national U-21 team. Nordfeldt made the first of five appearances for the national team in 2011. When asked about the move to England, Nordfeldt told the club’s website:
“I think this is the right step for me to take from the Dutch Eredivisie to Swansea in the Premier League. The Dutch way of playing football is about possession play and it all begins with the goalkeeper. That’s something I’m comfortable with, but I’m also hoping to improve on that here.”
Swansea City have been one of the busiest teams this transfer window, having already signed striker Andre Ayew from Marseille and left-back Franck Tabanou from AS Saint-Etienne.
While Lukasz Fabianski has established himself as the first-choice keeper, Nordfeldt should get a chance to compete for the position with the departures of keepers Gerhard Tremmel and David Cornell earlier in this transfer window.