Andreas Sondergaard has spoken exclusively to Football FanCast about his decision to come to the Premier League and sign for Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Wolves’ young shot-stopper has been in and around the first team all season training and recovering with them, but also keeping up his match sharpness by playing for the under 23s.
This sort of environment and feeling involved in the whole club was a huge pull factor for Sondergaard when he made the decision to move to the Midlands at just 17-years-old.
Nuno Espirito Santo has already shown that he wants him to be amongst the first-team squad to gain valuable experience alongside two international keepers in Rui Patricio and John Ruddy.
To feel wanted was a big necessity for Sondergaard when he moved to England at a young age and not knowing anyone at the club so, to be welcomed and included in day-to-day training has helped him grow both on and off the pitch.
The 20-year-old explained to Football FanCast exclusively, what the key factors were in deciding to join Wolves.
“Definitely the environment,” Sondergaard said when asked for the reasons why he joined the club.
He went on to say: “I’d only heard good things about going to England and, that’s where you can learn the most.
“Especially with the environment, because it is a tough environment. And there are so many other keepers to compete with, and there’s a lot of competition.
“So, it would only make you even better and again, I know the Premier League is the best league in the world. So it did attract me a lot to come here and grab the chance to come over here and yeah, do my best and hopefully, being able to achieve my goals.”
It was a huge decision to make as a 17-year old to move away to a foreign country to play football, especially in such a competitive position as a goalkeeper.
However, to make a young player feel like they belong at the club may go a long way in helping Sondergaard to become a future number one for the club.