Date: 9th July 2015 at 4:32pm
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Icelandic international, and former Hearts, Wolves and Charlton man, Eggert Jonsson has been announced as Fleetwood’s latest addition this summer as Graham Alexander continues his squad building ahead of the 2015/16 season.

On his arrival Alexander, admitting that patience was the key for a player he’s been after for a while, commented on the Official Website.

‘Eggert is someone we met towards the end of last season and he came across to Fleetwood to have a look at the stadium and our training ground at Fylde at the time.

‘We’ve had to be patient with a couple of players we’ve tried to recruit this summer and that’s been the case with Eggert.

‘He’s come across to have his medical and sign the papers, and we’re really pleased to get him on board because he’s a very good player.’

The 26-year-old returns to the British game, having made more than 150 appearances for Hearts, Wolves and Charlton previously – including appearances in topflight football in England and Scotland.

Jonsson has signed a one-year contract with the Cod Army that has the option of a second, coming in on a free at the end of his contract with Danish side FC Vestsjælland.

With the experience he has, he’s been capped 19 times by his country, and being at the age he is not to mention the versatility to play in central defence of central midfield this makes him an ideal signing for us.

Alexander was happy to give him the chance he wanted to return to England and looks forward to working with him, adding.

‘He can play at centre half or in midfield, and has previous experience of the British game with Hearts in Scotland and later Wolverhampton Wanderers in England.

‘We feel we’re getting a good player at a good age who fits the profile of what we’re looking to do. We believe we can both be good for each other.

‘He’s got very good experience and is a competitive player. He knows the game and gives you versatility by being able to play centre half and central midfield.’


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