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Arnason joins Malmo

29 June 2015

Kari Arnason has joined Malmo FF...

Kari Arnason has joined Swedish club Malmo for an undisclosed fee, subject to Football League and FIFA ratification.

The Icelandic international has joined the Swedish champions after three years in South Yorkshire, where he helped the Millers to promotion to League One and The Championship.

He joined the Millers from Aberdeen in June 2012 and made 130 appearances for the club, whilst also entered the club’s history books as the most capped international player whilst with the Millers.

“My first thoughts are to thank Kari Arnason for the loyalty, performances and dare I say it friendship he has given me over the last three years since I convinced him to join the Millers from Aberdeen,” boss Steve Evans told 

“The big fella will always have a place in the hearts of the Millers faithful, after playing such a huge part in the success this football club has enjoyed over the last three seasons.

“Malmo FF have made a fantastic offer and in return they are getting in my opinion a fantastic player.

“The opportunity for Kari Arnason to return to the country where he was born, a country in which his closest family members reside, perhaps made it more appealing to him than even a move to the likes of a big Premier League club.

“The lad will always be welcome back here, and on behalf of everyone at Rotherham United FC I would like to wish Kari every success at both Malmo FF, and with Iceland who are in the latter stages of a campaign to be part of the European Championships.

“As a manager I am obviously disappointed to lose a player of his quality, but sometimes even this crazy world of football things are meant to be.”

Everyone at Rotherham United would like to wish Kari the very best for the future and thank him for his efforts whilst with the Millers.

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