Swansea City switch is ideal birthday gift for Kristoffer Nordfeldt
23rd June 2015
New signing Kristoffer Nordfeldt revealed joining Swansea City was the ideal birthday present.
The five-cap Swedish international agreed a three-year deal after joining from Dutch top-tier club Heerenveen for an undisclosed fee.
The goalkeeper had little time to celebrate his 26th birthday as he took a quick look around the club's training ground along with his first glimpse of the Liberty.
And Nordfeldt, who will wear squad number 13, will sign off a busy week on Saturday by getting married in Sweden before flying back to Wales to join his new team-mates for the start of pre-season training on Monday.
He said: "I am really happy to be here at Swansea - this is the perfect birthday gift for me!
"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.
"First of all I want to improve myself and help the squad and club move forward. That's my main goal."
Nordfeldt's arrival will bolster Garry Monk's options between the sticks, with Lukasz Fabianski the other senior keeper following the departures of Gerhard Tremmel and David Cornell.
And following talks with the club, Nordfeldt - who made well over 100 appearances for both Swedish side Brommapojkarna and Eredivisie outfit Heerenveen - revealed his move to the Swans was fuelled by one significant factor.
"The Premier League is a great league, but what attracted me most was the vision of the club and everyone who works here is really warm and welcoming. That was the main reason for me joining Swansea," said Nordfeldt.
"Swansea as a club is a like a big family, and the ambitions of the club fits with my own ambitions."
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