On Monday night, Bodø / Glimt accepted a bid for Kasper Junker from the Japanese big club Urawa Red Diamonds. Now Kasper Junker and the new club have also agreed on the personal terms and Kasper Junker’s time in Glimt is over, the club writes.
According to Danish BT, Junker’s price tag will be around 16 million Danish kroner. This corresponds to around 21 million Norwegian kroner at today’s exchange rate.
– Those who know me know that I have had a great desire to try myself in Asia, and especially in Japan. Urawa is a great club and it’s a good next step for me. I get challenged, get out of my comfort zone and develop even more, Junker says in Glimt’s press release.
It was earlier this week that Avisa Nordland reported on Junker’s dissatisfaction, and that he had left the club’s hotel in Marbella.
Since then, Glimt has also confirmed in an official press release that they had rejected an offer from an unnamed Japanese club. This club is the Urawa Red Diamonds, which will now be the next stop for Junker.
Junker arrived in Bodø / Glimt in 2020, after being loaned out from Horsens to Stabæk. In his first season, he hammered in 27 goals in 25 games in the Elite Series, and also became the top scorer.
He also scored in the famous match at the San Siro, where AC Milan finally fought in a 3-2 victory against the reigning league champions from northern Norway.
Junker and Glimt had an adventurous season where they broke all records in Norwegian football. The yellow-clad won the league in 2020 with 19 points down to Molde, and over 100 goals scored.
– We want to thank Kasper for his contribution in 2020, and wish him luck in his new club. The timing of the transfer is basically not optimal for the club, but we will now spend the energy on what lies ahead of us, says general manager Frode Thomassen.
– We have previously shown that we can emerge stronger from demanding situations, and we are confident that we will be well equipped for the start of the series and a new season. For us, it will always be about development and those who are in the club at all times.
Kasper Junker will thus be the third central Glimt player to leave the Bodø club in one year. Jens Petter Hauge and Philip Zinckernagel left the club last year.
Dagbladet has tried to get in touch with Kasper Junker and his agent, Christian Bysted, without success.
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