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Jorgensen loaned to Kaiserslautern

SoccerNews in Bundesliga 9 Dec 2011

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Denmark forward Nicolai Jorgensen has joined Kaiserslautern on a year-and-a-half loan deal from Bayer Leverkusen.

Jorgensen, 20, joined Leverkusen from Akademisk Boldklub in 2010 but has made just 10 league appearances at the BayArena.

He will still have two years remaining on his Leverkusen contract when he returns to the club at the end of the 2012/13 season.

“Nicolai is a highly gifted striker, from whom we expect even more in the future,” Leverkusen chief executive Wolfgang Holzhauser said.

“As a result of the competitive situation at Bayer 04 at the moment, however, he was having a hard time.”

“Because of his European Championship ambitions with the Danish national team and for his further development, we want Nicolai to gain match practice. We think that in Kaiserslautern we have found the right club.”

Kaiserslautern coach Marco Kurz welcomed the arrival of a new option to help bolster his underperforming front line.

The team have found the net 11 times in 15 Bundesliga matches this season, the lowest tally of any club in the league.

“Nicolai Jorgensen is a young and hungry player,” Kurz said.

“He is familiar with the Bundesliga and we are confident that he brings qualities that will help us.”

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