(photo: lechpoznan.pl/Przemysław Szyszka)
Mistrz Polski Lech Poznań made their fourth permanent signing of the summer on Tuesday, moving for Swedish centre-back Filip Dagerstål on a one-year deal.
25-year-old Dagerstål arrives at Ulica Bułgarska on a contract until the end of the season, with his current deal at FK Khimki Moscow having been suspended due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Prior to his move east, Dagerstål was a player of IFK Norrkoping. He made his debut at the club in 2014 at the age of 18, and went on to make more than 130 appearances for the club. He then returned to his former side during the 2021/22 campaign, after FIFA allowed Russian-based foreigners to temporarily transfer their contracts.
“Filip is a player we know very well. He’s a player that fits our center-back profile. He copes well with the ball by the foot, knows how to bring the ball from his own penalty area. In addition, he plays well in the air, he is decisive and intelligent on the pitch, he knows how to position himself very well.“Tomasz Rząsa; Sporting Director, Lech Poznań
Dagerstål has made two appearances for Sweden’s national team; playing in a 6-0 win over Slovakia and a 2-2 draw with Iceland in 2019.
“After winning the championship title last season, I believe that the same ambitions must also be had for the current competition. In the European competition, you also have to do everything to play in the group stage of the Conference League”Filip Dagerstål, Lech Poznan
The first time Dagerstål will be eligible to wear the Kolejorz’s Jersey will be in Sunday’s Ekstraklasa match against Wisła Płock, as he is not registered for Thursday’s Europa Conference League return match against Dinamo Batumi. He will wear the number 25 jersey.