Oxford United have completed the signing of midfielder Ivo Pekalski on a two year deal.
The 26-year-old Swedish international joins from Halmstads after previously playing for Malmo where he won a place in the Swedish national team as well as helping his side win the title and was voted Swedish newcomer of the year in 2010. It was during his time at Malmo that he worked with United’s manager Pep Clotet who said:
"He is a strong player in the centre of the park with very good tactical ability. I have watched his progress and we are signing an experienced player who has a lot of games under his belt in the Swedish top flight and who is used to winning silverware. His signing helps us to complete our midfield and strengthens the squad."
“I am very excited about this opportunity. I enjoyed working with the Manager before and he talked with real passion about the project here so I am looking forward to it. I played 75 minutes on Saturday so am fit and ready to play
“ I have always followed English football and I know this is a tough league but I want to come and be part of what I am sure will be a very exciting season for Oxford.