Elmander Rejoins Brondby Ahead of Bolton Friendly

  • June 25, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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Johan Elmander could face Bolton on July 10, after rejoining Danish side Brondby on a free transfer from Galatasaray.

Elmander, who spent last season on loan at Norwich City, will be released by the Turkish side when his contract expires on June 30, allowing him to link up with the club he represented during a highly successful spell between 2004 and 2006.

His previous spell at Brondby earned him a move to Toulouse, from where he went on to join Wanderers in a club-record £8.2million deal in June 2008 - for whom he scored 22 goals in 108 appearances, in a disappointing spell at the Reebok Stadium.

He has signed a two-year contract with the Copenhagen club and could face his former club when Dougie Freedman's side travel to the Brondby Stadium next month.

Speaking about Elmander's return to the club, Brondby manager Per Rud said: "(Johan) is undoubtedly a player from the top shelf.

"Besides having an amazing history with Brondby, Johan Elmander is still an incredibly talented footballer.

"He starred last season in 28 appearances for Norwich in the Premier League, and in the seasons before he has played more than 50 matches for Galatasaray. This does not happen without being physically fit and having a very high energy while playing level.

"In our conversations with Elmander, he has shown great desire to be a part of our project, and we expect that, in addition to raising our team, (he) will have a major impact on building the winning culture of the club and the development of our many young players.

"Similar to Thomas Kahlenberg we (see) Elmander as a carrier of culture at the club. With his vast experience, he will be invaluable for our young squad and the talents that are waiting."

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