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Mads Frøkjær-Jensen Signs For Preston North End

11 July 2023

Preston North End are delighted to confirm Mads Frøkjær-Jensen is set to join the club on a four-year deal, subject to international clearance and a work permit.

The attacking midfielder arrives from Danish club Odense Boldklub for a significant undisclosed fee and is set to take the No.10 shirt at Deepdale.

Mads said: “I had a big dream of coming to a new club this summer and England has always been a big dream of mine since I was a small kid, so I’m excited and right now it’s pretty surreal it’s actually happened.

“I always said to my family and agent that when I leave it had to be for a club outside of Denmark so it’s just a dream come true.  

“I’m very happy, it’s much bigger than where I come from so everything’s good. I’m a happy kid.”

Mads, 23, made over 100 appearances during his time as an OB player after joining them as a teenager.

He made his first appearance in the Danish Superliga in April 2019 and soon became a regular for his first professional club.

The capped Denmark U21 international scored eight times during the 2022/23 campaign and he will now join up with PNE ahead of the new Championship season, once international clearance and a work permit have been granted.

Manager Ryan Lowe added: “We’ve been monitoring Mads for a while since the scouting department found him, so when we knew we had a chance of signing him we did everything we could to try and get him.

“Peter [Ridsdale] flew over to meet him on Friday and struck the deal while we were in Spain, so it’s good to have Mads in the building today and signed up.

“He’s an attacking midfielder with a good size and stature whose numbers tally up to what we want.

“He’s a ball carrying number eight and that’s where he’ll play for us, or anywhere in those midfield areas.

“Ultimately he’s a young lad coming from Europe who’s very willing to keep learning and improving, and I’m delighted we could get the deal sorted.”

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