Former Birmingham City defender Kristian Pedersen has signed for German Bundesliga side FC Köln on a two-year deal.
The Danish full-back, whose contract at St Andrew’s expires on June 30, turned down multiple offers to stay in Birmingham and has instead landed a move to Germany’s top flight.
Pedersen, 27, will also be playing European football with his new side.
FC Köln finished seventh in Bundesliga last year and in doing so qualified for the Europa Conference League play-offs.
The Dane often split opinion among Blues fans but you can’t deny that he’s landed himself a decent gig there.
Speaking to the German side’s official website, Pedersen said: “I’m really happy to be here.”
“I know that it is a big club here in Germany, a big city with good fans and good players.
I think it’s an advantage that I had already spent two years at Union Berlin, I know the culture and how football is played in Germany.
“I’m an aggresive player and like to think going forward. I try to be brave.
“I know the Dom and that this city loves football. I’m looking forward to a super season with you.
“We need you and I’ll be sure to give everything.”
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