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Parma sign FC Cologne striker

Italian side Parma have completed the signing of promising striker Mikael Ishak from German side FC Cologne.

The Sweden U21 international has signed a four-year contract with Parma.

Ishak told "It feels terrific.

"I had other options, but finally I decided to go there and see what they had to tell me.

"I had a good talk with sporting director Pietro Leonardi. They have been keeping tabs on me and have got a plan for me.

"As Parma have signed me for four years, they have got confidence in me. I am realistic, I know that players like (Antonio) Cassano and Amauri will play before me.

"Therefore, I have suggested that I might join another club on loan to get playing time. I am open to that."

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