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Cornelius heads back to Copenhagen

1 February 2014 01:39

Denmark striker Andreas Cornelius has returned to Copenhagen after just half a season with Premier League side Cardiff City.

Cornelius arrived in south Wales on a five-year deal at the beginning of July in a club-record transfer for Cardiff, believed to be worth around £8million.

However, he was unable to gain regular first-team football, with his only starts coming in the FA Cup.

The 20-year-old will now seek to relaunch his career on familiar soil, having scored 18 league goals for Copenhagen last season.

A statement on the Danish club's official website read: "FC Copenhagen have re-signed the club’s former top scorer, Andreas Cornelius, from Premier League side Cardiff City.

"Cornelius has agreed a five-year contract with the Lions and transfers with immediate effect."

Expressing his relief at the move, Cornelius added: "I didn’t have a second of doubt that this was where I wanted to be, especially with the situation as it was in Cardiff.

"I have nothing bad to say about the club or anyone connected with it but I need to play football.

"I do not see it as a backwards step to play for the biggest club in Scandinavia. I feel there are many things I have not achieved with FC Copenhagen and I will definitely fight to be part of what is being built at FCK right now."

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1 27 +33 58
2 26 +24 57
3 27 +2 49
4 27 +10 48
5 26 +2 46
6 27 +5 45
7 27 +6 43
8 27 +5 41
9 26 +13 40
10 27 +5 40
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13 27 +1 36
14 27 -5 34
15 27 -1 33
16 26 -9 33
17 27 -11 33
18 27 -3 32
19 27 -7 30
20 27 -4 27
21 27 -8 25
22 27 -11 25
23 27 -12 25
24 27 -33 16

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