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City sign keeper Gunnar Nielsen

  • 25 February 2009 16:12
  • Posted byTim Oscroft

Manchester City has bolstered its goalkeeping ranks with the signing of Gunnar Nielsen from the Faroe Islands.

22-year-old Gunnar was with Blackburn Rovers earlier in his career, and he now gets the chance to link up with both Mark Hughes and goalkeeping coach Kevin Hitchcock for the second time.

An Under 21 international for the Faroe Islands, Gunnar has inked in a two-and-a-half year deal with City, and he told how excited he is to be joining the Blues.

"This is a really big club, and it's nice to come here knowing people. I know what they expect from me, and they will know what to expect from me. I am really excited because I know that they believe in me, so I will work hard for them.

"It seems like a club with massive plans that wants to achieve great things. I have met people at Carrington and there is a real harmony there, everybody seems happy and is focussing on the same goals. It's a good place to come to.

"So many players would give their right arm to be in the position I am in right now. Of course it’s an exciting time, and I am not going to let this chance go by."

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