Jets sign experienced Danish international

Newcastle Jets today completed the signing of former Denmark international Morten Nordstrand until the end of the 2015/16 season. 

The two-time Danish Superliga top scorer and three-time winner Morten Nordstrand joins the Jets from AGF Aarhus in his native homeland of Denmark with much pedigree.

Nordstrand has made his name playing for top flight clubs in Denmark, and when the three-time Danish Cup Champion was transferred from FC Nordsjælland to FC Copenhagen in 2007, his fee of over three million Australian dollars was the largest ever paid for a player between Danish clubs.

Having also played in Holland, the striker brings some much needed experience to the Newcastle Jets attack and is looking forward to getting onto the pitch for the Jets.

“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.”

Nordstand is not just an out and out striker and prides himself on his energetic 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.”

It wasn't just his ability that caught the eye of the Newcastle head coach, as Miller applauded his new striker's mentality.

“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," he said.

“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"