Danish champions urge fans to give Mabil time

Danish Champions, FC Midtjylland, have urged fans of the Superligaen club to give the Australian speedster, Awer Mabil, time to reach his full potencial.

The former Adelaide winger passed his medical on Thursday, all but finalishing his European move for a reported $1.3 million.

Head coach Jess Thorup believes the 19-year-old Sudanese refugee will bring a new edge to the champions.

“Awer is a great talent who has good speed and is adept challenge,” Thorup told the club’s official website. “He has something of the DNA we seek.”

But the coach warned the youth international was still developing and fans would need to be patient before “you get the full package”.

Mabil, is the club's first Australian signing.

“FC Midtjylland is a good club with high ambitions, so it was not a difficult decision for me to choose the club," Mabil said. "It is a perfect club for me to get to.

“FC Midtjylland has shown that they have faith in me, and I'm sure that the club can help develop me.

“I'm coming with big ambitions and am looking forward to begin the journey with FC Midtjylland. My goal is to develop myself and become better. There is always room for improvement, and with the team, I hope to develop myself.”

Adelaide United CEO Michael Petrillo said Mabil had been a valuable part of the club.

“I’m sure that he will be a great addition to their team and we will miss him but understand that his desire and dream was to play in Europe," Petrillo said.

“We are all very happy for him and pleased to have assisted in helping him achieve his goals.”