Larsson joins Eredivisie side NEC

NEC Nijmegen have announced the signing of Jordan Larsson on a permanent deal from Helsingborgs IF, and FC Vaduz midfielder Ali Messaoud, on loan.

The 19-year-old son of former Celtic, Barcelona and Sweden legend Henrik, joins the club on a three-and-a-half-year deal.

NEC technical manager Edwin de Kruijff told the club's official website: "With Jordan, we're getting a striker who can play in different positions in attack. 

"He has excellent technique and mentality and, even though he is only 19, he already has sufficient experience.

"With us, he'll get the chance to develop himself and the coaching and scouting staff and myself are convinced that he will do so under coach Peter Hyballa."

Speaking to the Helsingborgs official website upon his departure, Larsson said: "I want to say thank you for my time at Helsingborgs.

"I came here as a 17-year-old and learned a lot. I thank all my coaches and team-mates, who made me a better player and person."

Larsson began his youth career with Barcelona before joining Hogaborgs BK ahead of signing for Helsingborgs in 2014.

Unfortunately his time at the club came to a frightening end in November after being confronted by masked fans on the pitch following the team's relegation from the Allsvenskan.

His father was manager of the Swedish side at the time and stepped down following that game.

Also joining NEC is FC Vaduz midfielder Ali Messaoud, on loan.

De Kruijff added: "Ali is a number 10 with a good technique. A creative player that will add value to the selection. We are delighted to have him with us until the end of the season!"

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