FC Koln defender Kristian Pedersen is set to undergo a medical with Championship side Swansea City, ahead of his return to English football, according to journalist Tom Coleman.
The 29-year-old left England last summer upon his release from Championship rivals Birmingham City but after a year in Germany, he will be returning to the EFL and moving to South Wales.
Who is Kristian Pedersen?
The Danish defender began his career with HB Koge, before moving to German side Union Berlin for €250,000. Within 24 months, that fee exploded when he joined Birmingham City and made an additional 161 appearances, contributing to 16 goals.
After four years, Pedersen returned to Germany but contributed to just two assists in 14 appearances and is yet to feature for the side this season.
A frustrating start
Swansea City have taken just two points from their opening four games, picking up draws against Birmingham City and Coventry.
However, the Swans have also slipped to narrow defeats against Preston and West Bromwich Albion, suggesting that they have had a good start but have a weakness at the back which is preventing them from winning matches at this stage.
A busy day for the club
Journalist Tom Coleman confirmed it’s expected to be a busy day for the Championship side as he stated…
‘Swansea City hopeful of movement today. Understand Kristian Pedersen due in later today for a medical. Club still keen on Josh Tymon too but that one not as advanced. Would ideally like to bring both on board. A new striker also on the agenda. Hopefully a busy day’
Pedersen was a consistent performer for Birmingham and is likely to be a successful signing for Michael Duff’s side this summer if he’s used appropriately.
The defender has made plenty of appearances in the second tier and has contributed to some sublime goals, which will hopefully help the club to start winning games, beginning with Saturday’s fixture against Bristol City.