Kristoffer Peterson determined to make his mark at Swansea City

2nd August
First team
Kristoffer Peterson

Kristoffer Peterson is determined to make an impact at Swansea City after sealing his move from Heracles Almelo.

The 24-year-old Swedish forward joins for an undisclosed fee, subject to international clearance, and has the ability to play in wide or central attacking roles.

Peterson worked with Swans head coach Steve Cooper, and his assistant Mike Marsh, during his time with Liverpool.

He has since spent five years playing in Holland, and enjoyed an excellent spell with Heracles as he racked up 23 goals in 81 league appearances.

And, upon his return to English football, he is eager to make the most of the opportunity.

Kristoffer Peterson

“I hope to bring goals and assists to the team, obviously, and a lot of hard work,” he said.

“I want to be a top professional, do everything I can to learn and find consistency in my game.

“I am here to take big steps forward and become a better player.

“I want to do well for the team and bring some joy to the fans because it is massive for me to sign for Swansea.

“Everyone back home knows about Swansea and their time in the Premier League, and the facilities show it is a massive club and I am honoured to play for them.

“I am motivated and determined to try to do some great things here.”

Kristoffer Peterson

Cooper was head of Liverpool’s academy when Sweden international Peterson made the move from his homeland in 2011, while he worked with Marsh when promoted to the first-team squad during pre-season campaigns.

And Peterson did not take much persuading when the chance came to join up with his former colleagues in South Wales.

“This is exactly the type of opportunity I have been looking for since I left Liverpool five years ago,” he said.

“I have been striving to get back to this place, to this level, so I am buzzing to get this chance to work with two coaches I know and respect.

“They were two coaches who were great to work for and I have a huge respect for the both of them.

“I was very young when I arrived at Liverpool, and they taught me a lot about how to behave, how to play and how to survive in this country.

“It is great to have the chance to work with them again.”