Fenerbahce confirm €7.65m transfer of Liverpool target Simon Kjaer

Fenerbahce have completed the transfer of the Danish international Simon Kjaer from Lille.

The Istanbul Giants released a statement to the Istanbul stock exchange confirming the move.

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According to the statement Fenerbahce will pay €7.65 million for the 26-year-old centre back.

Tipsbladet journalist Gustav Tornby told Turkish-football that he believes Kjaer will strengthen the Fenerbahçe defence.

“It is a fantastic signing for Fenerbahçe. Kjaer was in team of the year last season with Thiago Silva in central defence,” he added.
“He’s great in aerial duels and loves to battle against strong attackers.
“It is great for him as he will be playing in the Champions League at a club that will compete for the league title every year in a lovely city and a great stadium.
“He will also be the best paid player on the Danish national team so it is a win win scenario.” 

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Both Liverpool and West Ham United are also keen to sign Kjaer according to TalkSport. The Premier League side Southampton have also been linked with the Danish centre back as a replacement for Toby Alderweireld.

Kjaer has 50 international caps for his country and has made a total of 79 appearances for Lille.

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