Denmark's Kjaer joins Rome

Denmark's Kjaer joins Rome

Published Aug. 31, 2011 10:32 a.m. ET

Denmark's football federation says Wolfsburg has loaned defender Simon Kjaer to Roma for the rest of the season.

Roma has an option to buy the Dane.

Kjaer says in a statement from the Danish federation that he is ''very proud and happy.'' He says it is ''a huge chance for me to get to a top club in both Italian and European football.''

The 22-year-old Kjaer started his career with FC Midtjylland in 2008 but transferred to Palermo the same year. He stayed there two years before changing to Wolfsburg.


Kjaer has played 18 times for Denmark, and has been tapped for Tuesday's Euro 2012 qualifier against Norway.