January Transfer Deadline Day: A new Dane at Cardiff

 

Cardiff City have acquired a new Danish striker after landing Kenneth Zohore on a 6 month loan deal in one of the 2016 Deadline Days strangest transfers.

The 22 year old has made the switch to Championship side Cardiff City from Danish Superliga club OB Odense via Belgium first division outfit K.V Kortrijk in a deal that corresponds with the transfer embargo that was handed to the Welsh club. Eccentric Malaysian Cardiff owner Vincent Tan who bought the Belgian club last year has managed to immediately loan out Zohore to the Bluebirds from K.V Kortrijk without breaching Financial fair play rules.

Zohore is not the first Danish striker to grace the Cardiff City stadium, the big money move of Andreas Cornelius in the summer of 2013 caught many peoples attention when the newly promoted Welsh Premier league club splashed out around £8 million for the FC Copenhagen man. Unfortunately it turned out to be a disaster as an early injury and change of manager saw the big Dane return to his homeland 7 months later for half the money Cardiff signed him for.

As the Danish Superliga has been on a winter break Zohore’s last match was early December but the striker had been in good form for Odense this season scoring 8 goals in 17 appearances. Zohore has also previously played for Brondby, Fiorentina & Gothenburg and has made 14 appeances for Denmarks Under 21’s scoring 6 times.

 

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