Jordan Larsson: Schalke’s newcomer knocks Rouven Schröder completely off his feet – “I rarely had it”
Of the FC Schalke 04 put a big exclamation mark on the transfer market shortly before the start of the Bundesliga. Jordan Larsonthe son of the former world-class striker, comes on a free transfer.
SchalkeSports director Rouven Schröder raves about the 25-year-old. in the talks Jordan Larson completely convinced him.
Jordan Larsson: Schröder raves about the newcomer to Schalke
Estimated market value of eight million euros, Sweden national player and in the prime of footballer age – Jordan Larsson doesn’t actually belong in the price range of FC Schalke 04, but sports director Rouven Schröder was able to convince him of a change.
“First of all, I think the statement is good. That actually shows how responsive Jordan was to our recruitment. When a player is on a free transfer and we can’t actually get hold of it for the time being – in terms of sport and business,” Schröder explained at the press conference before the game against 1. FC Köln.
Facts about Jordan Larsson
- He was born on June 20, 1997 in Rotterdam
- He holds citizenship of Sweden and Cape Verde
- He started his career in the youth team of FC Barcelona
- His father is Swedish soccer legend Henrik Larsson
- He has already made seven appearances for the Swedish national team
- Most recently played on loan at AIK Solna in Sweden
- He terminated his contract with Spartak Moscow on June 30, 2022
The conversations with Larsson were extraordinary for him. The Swede got involved completely with Schalke. “He was super interested. I’ve rarely had a player who asked so much,” reveals Schröder. He wanted to know the history of the club, how the current situation came about and much more.
Schröder says about Larsson: “Totally open-minded guy, laughs a lot and wants to get on with it. He’s really good for us and fits in wonderfully with our club.” And coach Frank Kramer is happy about a new option in attack.
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Unlike the strikers Simon Terodde and Sebastian Polter, Jordan Larsson is significantly smaller at 1.75 meters, but faster and more agile. “He’s very fast, has good technique, is agile, can initiate things on offense, is a dangerous goalkeeper and is always ready to work for the team,” said Kramer.
A game against 1. FC Köln would theoretically be possible, but first you want to get an idea of your fitness level. The 25-year-old will train with the team for the first time on Saturday.