York9 FC adds veteran Canadian midfielder Jordan Wilson

York9 FC continues to be one of the busiest Canadian Premier League clubs of the off-season.

On Thursday, York9 announced the signing of Canadian midfielder Jordan Wilson through the end of the 2021 CPL season, with options for the 2022 and 2023 campaigns.

Wilson, a 28-year-old native of Mississauga, spent the past five years with Nykøbing FC, making close to 150 appearances in Denmark’s second-tier. While at Nykøbing he played for coach Claus Jensen, a former Danish international who featured for Bolton Wanderers, Charlton Athletic and Fulham during his playing career.

“Jordan has been incredibly important for us,” Jensen said in a media statement.

“Off the field, he has been such a positive presence – both internally, but also towards fans, sponsors and the club’s many youth players. With his great winning mentality, he has helped develop the young players on the team, and been a ‘culture carrier,’ which we have been extremely lucky and happy to have in the club.

“Jordan will always be welcome at Nykøbing FC and I wish him the absolute best in the future.”

Wilson’s ability to play in a number of different midfield roles was one of the reasons why York9 made the move to sign him.

“We had a couple of great conversations and it became clear he bought into what we want to do here and was a good fit for us. He has the versatility to play as a 6 or 8 and even at centre back. That’s important as we look at finding the right team chemistry and driving this club forward,” York9’s managing consultant Angus McNab said in a media release.

Wilson is York9’s sixth confirmed signing for next season, joining fellow newcomers Julian Ulbricht, Mateo Hernández and former TFC Academy defender Ryan Lindsay, and returnees Michael Petrasso and Alvaro Rivero.

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