Barnsley Football Club are delighted to announce that Marcus Pedersen has signed a season long loan deal from Dutch side Vitesse.
The Norwegian international striker began his career in his home town club of Hamar making his debut at the age of 15 years old.
Pedersen joined Vitesse in 2010 after scoring 23 goals in 43 appearances for Norwegian side Stromsgodset. While at Vitesse Pedersen has had loan spells at Valerenga and Odense where he continued to hit the net bagging 21 goals in 42 appearances for his two loan clubs.
Marcus Pedersen, speaking after he signed this evening said, "I'm really pleased to be here and I am looking forward to it. I have always wanted to play in England. I think the game here will suit me. I am impressed with the people and the set-up at Barnsley.
"I like it when a manager looks at each person as an individual and in David Flitcroft I can see he is that type of person. It was good to meet him today and I feel very happy with the decision to come here.
"First and foremost I am a striker, I like to get in the box and attack the ball and I like to score goals. I always try to improve my scoring ratio and hopefully I'll be able to do that here at Barnsley.
"I'm looking forward to playing here at Oakwell and in the Championship. There are some very big clubs in the Championship and it's a good league to be in. Barnsley create a lot of chances so hopefully I will be the last one on the ball to score a lot of goals."
Keep an eye out on the video interview on Barnsley Player on Thursday plus later in week we will bring you exclusive behind the scenes footage following the signing process from arrival to medicals to signing the contract.