Heerenveen snap up Nordfeldt
Swedish keeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt has spurned reported interest from Liverpool after agreeing to join Heerenveen on a free transfer.
By Gerrit van Leeuwen
Last Updated: 07/03/12 3:05pm
Swedish goalkeeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt has spurned reported interest from Liverpool after agreeing to join Heerenveen on a free transfer.
The 22-year-old was linked with an Anfield switch in January after his contract at native club Brommapojkarna expired.
However, no move to Merseyside materialised and Nordfeldt has now reached a deal with the Eredivisie side which will keep him at the Abe Lenstra Stadion until 2015.
The youngster is a long-term target of Heerenveen, who tried to sign him in 2010 but would not stretch to Brommapojkarna's asking price.
Nordfeldt told SC Heerenveen TV: "I think it's a fantastic club. When I got here yesterday (Monday) for the first time, I immediately got a good impression.
"The facilities and opportunities for the players are good. It looks good.
"The club has faith in me, but I will have to prove that I am the first-choice goalkeeper.
"I am strong in the air, have a good response and my footwork is good. But I'm still young and want to improve in everything."
Nordfeldt impressed during a five-year stint playing in Sweden, earning a call-up to his country's senior national side and his first cap.
European giants Ajax and Juventus were also believed to be monitoring the young keeper.