Groningen delighted with capture of Wigan's Granqvist
Groningen's technical director Henk Veldmate hailed the signing, telling the club's official website: "Granqvist is a real central defender - big, strong and he is good in the air."
Director Hans Nijland added at the player's presentation: "The negotiations have taken some time. There was a lot of interest in him. He is a young player and also an international. Five minutes before this presentation the deal was sealed."