Kristoffer Peterson

Swansea City complete Kristoffer Peterson transfer

2nd August
First team

Swansea City is pleased to announce the signing of forward Kristoffer Peterson from Dutch side Heracles Almelo for an undisclosed fee, subject to international clearance.

The 24-year-old Swedish international has signed a three-year contract at the Liberty Stadium with an option for a further 12 months, and could come into contention for selection ahead of Saturday’s Championship opener against Hull City.

Peterson – who can play out wide or in a more central role – has previously worked with Swans head coach Steve Cooper and assistant Mike Marsh during his time with Liverpool.

Born in Gothenburg, Peterson started his career with Savedalens IF before getting his big break with a move to Merseyside in 2011 at a time when Cooper was the Reds’ academy chief.

He worked his way through the ranks to the under-21 side, scoring six goals in 15 appearances during the 2013-14 season.

Kristoffer Peterson

There was also a loan spell with Tranmere Rovers, and Peterson went on to be included in Brendan Rodgers’ first-team squad for much of pre-season during the summer of 2014, including making the cut for the tour of America.

He was sold to Dutch club Utrecht that same summer and went on to have a loan spell at Roda JC.

He joined Heracles in January 2017, and wasted little time making his mark with the Twente club.

He scored 23 goals in 81 league appearances for them and netted 12 goals in 33 appearances last term, including one against eventual Eredivisie champions Ajax.

His form was enough to earn him a call-up to the Sweden senior squad – Peterson had already been capped at under-17 and under-21 level – and made his debut in a friendly draw against Slovakia last October.

Kristoffer Nordfeldt was part of the Sweden squad for that game, and Peterson will now link up with the keeper and fellow compatriot Joel Asoro in SA1.