Danish international Jonas Knudsen says joining Ipswich Town is a dream come true
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Danish international left-back Jonas Knudsen says joining Ipswich Town is a dream come true.
The 22-year-old has put pen-to-paper on a three-year deal, the club holding the option of a fourth year, after the Blues activated a buy-out clause in his contract at Danish top-flight club Esbjerg – believed to be in the region of £250-350k.
He will go straight into Town’s squad for tomorrow’s pre-season friendly against Dutch side Utrecht at Portman Road (3pm).
Having been handed the No.3 shirt, Knudsen – who already has more than 100 senior club appearances under his belt and has been capped twice by his country – told the club website: “It is a great feeling to be an Ipswich Town player and I can’t wait to start playing for the team.
“I have always watched English football and have dreamed of playing here and now I’m going to have the chance to do that. It’s a really exciting move for me.
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“I saw some Ipswich games last season and know the team was near the top of the league. I think we can have another good year and hopefully get into the Premier League. That is one of my big hopes – to get in the Premier League with Ipswich.”
He added: “I played with (former Town defender) Thomas Gaardsoe at Esbjerg for three years and he is a friend of mine.
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“He played here at Ipswich and he told me what a great club it is and that the town was good as well. He said it would be a good move for me.”