Andreas Cornelius, 20, has made a record-breaking ascent the last season. Having established himself in Danish FC Copenhagen’s first team the striker scored a total of 18 goals, won the top scorer and established himself as a starting player in the Danish national team.
Premier league newcomer Cardiff has now been reported to buy FC Copenhagen’s star striker Andreas Cornelius for 86 million Swedish kronor. This is a new transfer record in the Northern Europe. Zlatan Ibrahimovic was sold for 80 million Swedish kronor when he left Malmo FF to Ajax in 2001. The transfer sum was then a record for football transitions from Scandinavia.And the record held up until now, when the 20-year-old Danish national team striker Andreas Cornelius was bought by Cardiff for more than 86 million Swedish kronor, reports the Danish Radio and refers to the Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet. The transition should have become clear during Thursday and Andreas Cornelius will according to Danish media reports earn 1.6 million Euro in Cardiff.
Andreas Cornelius turned 20 in March and he also scored a goal against the Czech Republic with his first-ever national team goal. Niklas Bendtner is suspended from all national team games for six months after driving drunk. With the obvious starting player away Danish coach Morten Olsen had to think outside the box and in the World Cup qualifier away against the Czech Republic Andreas Cornelius, 20, was given the chance.
When the FC Copenhagen talent – Andreas Cornelius has scored 16 goals this season – received the ball at the Czech penalty box he impressed immediately. Cornelius slipped past a defender and fired a missile into the first corner.