Former Birmingham City defender lands Bundesliga move and will play European football in 22/23

Pedersen will officially leave Blues when his contract expires on June 30.

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.

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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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