Swansea City have confirmed that goalkeeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt has ended his four-and-a-half year stint at the club to join Turkish side Genclerbirligi on a free transfer.
Nordfeldt initially joined the South Wales outfit back in the summer of 2015 to provide competition for Lukasz Fabianski, but Nordfeldt has been unable to establish himself in the Swansea side throughout his time at the club.
The 30-year-old enjoyed his best spell at the club last campaign as he made a total of 25 appearances between the sticks, but he has been forced to play second fiddle to Newcastle United loanee Freddie Woodman this season.
This has now resulted in Nordfeldt finalising his move away from the Liberty Stadium in order to seek more regular playing time, and he has made a permanent move to join Turkish outfit Genclerbirligi who are currently sitting 13th in the Super Lig table.
Here, we take a closer look at what Swansea will be losing in Nordfeldt…
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Nordfeldt has been forced to settle for a place on the bench for the majority of the season so far, with the Sweden international having been limited to just four appearances in the Swans’ EFL Cup and FA Cup campaigns.
The 30-year-old has conceded eight goals – an average of two per game – during these clashes, but it should be noted that five of these came in one game when the South Wales side suffered a 5-1 defeat against the Rs in Nordfeldt’s last game for the club.
The fact Swansea lost both of Nordfeldt’s final two matches in the side – against QPR and Watford – means he did not end his career at the club too positively, but he did make a total of 10 saves during his limited appearances this campaign.
Nordfeldt completed 76% successful actions in his restricted playing time with this suggesting he has been prone to mistakes at times, and his troubles with claiming deliveries into the box has seen him receive some criticism.
The Sweden international does have a strong distribution record which has seen him make an average of seven distributions per game, while he has recorded a strong 96.4% passing accuracy while playing out from the back for the Swans.
Overall, Nordfeldt has certainly had his critics throughout his time in Wales, and while his usually strong distribution is a good match for the Swans, the fact he is sometimes prone to errors means he will not be missed too much by the Welsh side.