JORDAN LARSSON, son of Celtic legend Henrik, has joined Dutch side NEC Nijmegen – a move which kills any speculation he might have followed in his famous father’s footsteps.

The striker agreed a three-and-a-half year deal with the Eredivisie outfit as he made his first move outside his native Sweden.

Jordan, 19, quit Helsingborgs following the uproar after the team’s relegation from the Swedish top flight which also saw his dad, who had been manager, leave the troubled club.

He will now prepare to jet out with the NEC squad tomorrow to Spain, where the squad are holding their winter training camp in Marbella.

And NEC technical director Edwin de Kruijff is delighted that his side have won the race for the highly-rated teenager.

He said: “With Jordan, we get a striker into the club who can play in different positions up front.

“He is a player with excellent shooting technique and mentality.

“Despite the fact he is only 19, he has, nonetheless, the necessary experience.

“With us he will get the chance to develop under the coaching staff and myself, and the scouts, are convinced that he will do under our coach Peter Hyballa.”

NEC, who finished in 10 place in the league last season, currently sit in 12th place in the Dutch top flight and have scored only 18 goals in 17 games.

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