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Cardiff City sign striker Cornelius

Cardiff have completed the signing of FC Copenhagen striker Andreas Cornelius on a five-year contract subject to international clearance.

Andreas Cornelius in action for Denmark
Cornelius said he was impressed by the Cardiff set-up

Cornelius, 20, has signed a five-year deal with Malky Mackay’s newly-promoted Bluebirds and will join the squad after a short break.

The Denmark international, City’s first signing of the summer, could be joined by Blackpool winger Tom Ince after the Seasiders accepted a bid.

He said he was delighted to have joined the Premier League newcomers, telling their official website: “This is a dream come true for me.

“I’ve been given a great opportunity, and this is a very exciting project that’s taking place at Cardiff City. I’m very happy to be here and to be playing for this club in the Premier League.

“I was impressed by what the club is trying to do, the fact it has reached the Premier League and that it has a passionate fan base.”

Cornelius, who scored 18 goals in the Danish top flight last season - making him its top marksman – said he felt the Cardiff move could help him further his international ambitions.

“The Danish national team always wants players playing in foreign countries, especially in the English Premier League,” he explained.

“If I can improve as a player at Cardiff City - which I think I can - then I can be a better player for the Danish national squad as well.”

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