It’s now official that Rurik will move on from FC Nurnberg and until summer he will be playing in Sandhausen. The new club is also a 2. Bundesliga club and is also fight in the top of the league, like Nurnberg.
I’d like to congratulate Rurik on the move, and I look forward to seeing his further development and fight for a place in the Icelandic Euro squad.
Rurik Gislason is going to move on from FC Nürnberg in the January transfer window, and there is interest from Denmark, where he has a past in Viborg FF, OB and FCK.
With his 181 matches in the Superligaen, Rurik Gislason is the Icelander listed for most performances in Denmark’s best football series. From 2007 to 2015, the offensive player broke his folds in Viborg FF, OB and FC Copenhagen.
The 181 matches have been standing since Rurik Gislason left FC Copenhagen in favor of FC Nürnberg in 2015, but it is not unthinkable that more matches will soon be added.
29-year-old Rurik Gislason can stand in front of a comeback in Danish football in the January transfer window.
He leaves FC Nürnberg in January. It’s still unclear what’s going to happen, but Rurik really wants to join Iceland in World Cup, and it requires him to play some time in the spring. There is no immediate prospect in Nuremberg, so he must go away, says Rurik Gislason’s agent, Magnus Agnar Magnusson, to tipsbladet.dk and adds:
“There is interest from Denmark, and that is also from Holland, Belgium and Turkey. The Danish clubs can remember Rurik from his time in Viborg, OB and FC Copenhagen, and it is my impression that he has a nice name in Denmark. We must see – it is not at all possible that he finds a club in Denmark.
Just over a year ago, tipsbladet.dk brought an interview with Rurik Gislason, who made it clear that he finds it hard to see himself in other Danish clubs than FC Copenhagen.
“There is only one club for me in Denmark. It is FC Copenhagen at this time. There are Danish clubs who have asked, but I have said that I will only play for FCK in Denmark. I felt so good at FCK and I have a lot of respect for the club. I also had a good time in Viborg and OB, but I received a lot of respect from the fans in FCK. It’s also about the level, for FCK playing in the top, but it’s mostly because I enjoyed it so much in the club. It would be a shame to play for another club in Denmark, said Rurik Gislason on January 6th to tipsbladet.dk.
Immediately, Rurik Gislason does not look like an obvious topic for FCK in the forthcoming transfer window, so the Irishman must eat their own words if the interest from Denmark is to be a club change.
“After playing for FC Copenhagen, it’s hard to play for another club in Denmark, because it will be on a completely different level. But Rurik is in a situation where he can not only choose between all clubs in the world, so if there is a good offer from Denmark, I’m sure he will consider it, “said the agent.
Rurik Gislason has had a bad season in Germany and has just played in three league matches for FC Nürnberg in the German 2nd Bundesliga.
Source: Tips Bladet
Iceland will meet Argentina, Croatia and Nigeria in next years World Cup in Russia.
16/06 | Argentina – Iceland (Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow)
22/06 | Nigeria – Iceland (Volgograd Arena, Volgograd)
26/06 | Iceland – Croatia (Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don)
I’ve seen multiple German articles these last days, that talks about a possible move away from FC Nurnberg. Iceland just qualified for next years World Cup, and with Rúrik’s injury shortly before last years Euro Cup, he is looking to be a regular starter for his team. He takes nothing for granted, and will fight for his place in the Icelandic squad, that will be heading to Russia next year, but it’s hard when the FC Nurnberg coach is looking elsewhere for players and often leaves Rúrik out.
Rúrik’s contract expires in the summer 2018 and if FC Nurnberg want’s to earn a bit of cash, there could very well be a transfer on the way this winter.
2017-07-15 FC Nurnberg training match against Inter
2017-07-11 FC Nurnberg training match against VfR Garching
Video source: FCN Club TV
There’s a few Danish articles floating around these days, saying a couple of Danish clubs are interested in Rúrik – He’s already played for Viborg, OB and FC Copenhagen – But Rúrik is only interested in playing for FC Copenhagen, because he has a lot of respect for the club and their fans, and was very well received when he played there.
The articles dosen’t say if FC Copenhagen is one of the clubs who are interested, but I’ll post more about this, if I come across more articles.
Rúrik is back training with the FC Nurnberg squad and was even on the bench when the team met RB Leipzig yesterday. A game they won with 3-1.
It won’t be long until we see him on the field again, putting in hard work for the team to stay in top 3 of the 2. Bundesliga, which will earn them a place in the Bundesliga next season.
“I played a reserve game last weekend, so it all looks good. I’ve been working hard on my rehabilitation. It’s not been long since I started practicing with the team, but I am still in fine form. I do not feel like I have been sidelined for five months”
“I managed to practice three times last week and the coach wanted me in the squad last weekend but the doctor would not accept it. I expect to be in the squad this weekend. I feel like I’m ready and I’ve been showing in training that I am in good shape”
Rúrik had surgery to repair his Achilles tendon that was partially demolished and has kept him out since September last year. Now he is back and ready to fight for his place on the FC Nurnberg team, as well as the national team, who’s going to the 2016 UEFA European Championship, which is held in France this summer.
“I would be frustrated if I was not named in the squad. It would be the first time in several years that I was not named in the squad when I’m injury-free. Of course I would be very frustrated, but I just need to work hard and show people that I belong in this group.”
“First and foremost, i need to start playing and playing well.”
Quotes taking from an interview Rúrik did with the Icelandic site visir.is
Ten weeks after the injury, the 27 year old has one main goal.
Rúrik didn’t join his teammates on Monday, but on Tuesday he was back on the court at 1. FC Nürnberg. Two and a half months after his surgery on the Achilles tendon, he’s been cleared by rehab coach Tobias Dippert, to start training again.
“I am delighted to be back in Nuremberg,” the winger said after his first training session. “It’s nice to be back with the team.” Because of continuing problems with the Achilles tendon itself Gíslason had undergone a surgical procedure in October 2015 “It was unpleasant to constantly play with pain. Therefore I hope that it is now over and I’m fit again soon.”
The signs are good. On Monday Gíslason went to Switzerland for a follow-up.
“The doctor said that everything looks very good. I also feel that it is constantly improving.”
First of, Rúrik will train individually and then join the team on their training camp in Belek.
If all goes well, it is quite “realistic, that I am ready for the first game in Munich” says Gíslason, however “I do not want to pressure the moment. I only have one goal, and that is to play without pain again. The team has played really well without me. I’m just going to work hard for it to be right back there.”
Earlier today the draw for the groups was made and Iceland is in Group F with Portugal, Austria and Hungary.
14 June 2016 – Iceland vs. Portugal (Saint Etienne – Stade Geoffroy Guichard)
18 June 2016 – Iceland vs. Hungary (Marseille – Stade Vélodrome)
22 June 2016 – Iceland vs. Austria (Paris – Stade De France)