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City move is a good step up for me - Eliasson

Niclas Eliasson says joining City is another big step up in his short career to date.

The 21-year-old has completed an undisclosed fee switch to the club from IFK Norrkoping, penning a three-year contract at Ashton Gate.

The winger has previously played his football exclusively in Sweden, but now he has secured what he calls a “dream move” to England.

Speaking exclusively to BCTV, Eliasson said: “I heard Bristol City were interested around a month ago and straight away I felt it would be a good step for me in my career.

“I spoke to Gustav Engvall. We play together for the national team and he only had great things to say about the club and the city.

“It seems to be a very stadium and a nice city. I’m looking forward to playing here.

“I hoped we could get the deal done and now it is, so I’m very happy to be here.”

He added: “English football is big in Sweden and I’ve always dreamt of playing here in England since I was a kid.

“This is a like a dream coming true. It’s big for me.”

Eliasson could now make his debut on Saturday when City travel to Birmingham City in the Sky Bet Championship.

The youngster has already played 28 games for Norrkoping this season and he added: “It’s the middle of the season in Sweden, so I certainly feel fit ad ready to play.

“It may take time to adapt to football in England but I just have to work hard in training to prepare myself. Hopefully I can be involved as soon as possible.”

Asked about what fans can expect to see on the pitch, Eliasson said: “I can play as a right winger or a left winger.

“My biggest qualities are one v one situations, trying to create chances for the team. I always work hard and my left foot is quite ok!”

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