Poulsen joins PSV from AZ

Poulsen joins PSV from AZ

30-year-old Danish defender Simon Poulsen has signed a two-year deal with PSV on a free transfer from AZ.

Medical and signature
Left back Poulsen, 7 October 1984, successfully passed a medical on Friday before he put pen to paper on a two-year deal with PSV, in the company of technical director Marcel Brands. The Denmark international started his career in his native country in 2002 and joined AZ in 2008. He made a move to Sampdoria in 2012 to return to Alkmaar one-and-a-half years later. He won the Johan Cruijff Shield in 2009 and played at the 2010 World Cup and at the Euro 2012. Poulsen is PSV´s second summer signing.

Simon Poulsen´s reaction
“It’s a great opportunity for me to be offered a contract by the Eredivisie champions and play at the Philips Stadion in Eindhoven”, told Poulsen PSV TV. “I would like to play my part for PSV in winning the league title next season. I will give my all and I hope I will be given a chance to shine here”, said the Dane.

Marcel Brands and Simon Poulsen shake hands | © PSV Media Marcel Brands and Simon Poulsen shake hands | © PSV Media

Marcel Brands´ reaction
“Abel Tamata will leave PSV at the end of the season and we have now strengthened our defensive options with the signing of Poulsen. He is very experienced player and will provide great cover for Jetro Willems and play a positive role in the squad. He has been in the Netherlands for quite some time and has a perfect command of the language”, said Brands, speaking to PSV TV. “When we approached him for this role with PSV, he was immediately very enthusiastic and we wasted no time in offering him a contract.”