Newcastle Jets today completed the signing of former Denmark international Morten Nordstrand till the end of the 2015/16 Hyundai A-League season.
32-year-old Nordstrand – who made his full international debut for Denmark against the Socceroos in London in 2007 – links with the Jets having most recently plied his trade for Aarhus in the top tier of football in his homeland.
Until now Nordstrand has spent the vast majority of his professional club career playing for top teams in his native Denmark.
Having played in the UEFA Champions and Europa Leagues in the past, as well as having spent a period on loan in the Dutch Eredivisie with FC Groningen, Nordstrand arrives in Australia well equipped to add extra experience and intelligence to the Newcastle Jets attack.
The Scandinavian star said that he is excited to commence a new chapter in his career in the Hyundai A-League.
“I am a long way from home but I wanted to experience something new and this is a big chance for me,” Nordstrand, who will commence training with his new teammates on Friday, said.
“I have played in Denmark for many years and wanted to try something else. I am really excited to be here, meet all the guys, get to know them and start training and playing.”
Nordstrand said Jets Members and supporters can expect to see energy in his performances.
“I am either a nine or a ten,” he said. “I move a lot when I play.”
“I like to find space between the lines, go in the box, score goals or create chances for my teammates.”
Newcastle Jets Head Coach Scott Miller believes Nordstrand will prove to be a strong acquisition for the club.
“Morten adds experience and quality to our final third,” Miller explained. “He possesses football intelligence and a striker’s instinct.”
“Our recruitment process has highlighted how professional, driven and committed Morten is, and given his background we believe that he will add to the club culturally too.”
“I discussed Morten with a range of my contacts in Europe and each gave a glowing report regarding not only his ability, but also his character,” Miller said.
Nordstrand could make his debut when the Jets host Melbourne City at Hunter Stadium on Sunday 7 February.