Wolves defender leaves and signs for Danish side FC Copenhagen, confirms club website

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FC Copenhagen have completed the signing of Wolverhampton Wanderers player Kevin Foley after he had his contract cancelled.

In one of the more surprising transfers of the month Republic of Ireland international Kevin Foley has joined Danish giants FC Copenhagen. The right-back spent seven-and-a-half years at Molineux but has been allowed to leave and link up with former Wolves manager Stale Solbakken.

Foley made 213 appearances for Wolves and was their player of the year when they were promoted to the Premier League in the 2008-2009 season. He has fallen out of favour in the last few years and recently spent some time on loan at Championship club Blackpool.

Speaking on the club's official website Solbakken said he was confident Foley would prove to be a reliable addition straight away. "Kevin Foley is a rock solid and experienced defender with experience in the Premier League, the Championship and the Irish national team.

He will increase competition at the back and take the pressure off Christoffer Remmer, who is on his way back from a long injury and Ludwig Augustinsson, who is brand new in the team."

Copenhagen finished second in the Danish Superliga last season and that's why they find themselves this season too eight points behind Midtjylland.

Keith Foley will be hoping this move will allow him to break back into the Republic of Ireland squad, although he will find it hard to displace Seamus Coleman in the side.

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