Sunderland sign £1.5million Swedish striker Moberg Karlsson

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SUNDERLAND have signed promising young Swedish attacker David Moberg Karlsson on a four-year deal, for a fee believed to be in the region of £1.5m.

The 19-year old Gothenburg front man flew in to Wearside to undergo a medical and iron out the last details of a long-term deal this week.

And now he will join other new recruits to the club’s development squad – Altrincham striker Duncan Watmore and Le Havre midfielder El-Hadji Ba – in hoping to make progress towards Sunderland’s first-team next season.

Karlsson began his career with Swedish outfit IFK Mariestad but was quickly signed up by IFK Goteborg in 2010 as a 16-year-old.

He broke into the leading Swedish club’s first team aged just 17 and helped the club to win the Svenska Cupen last month.

He has been capped 11 times for his national side at under-19 level.

And though touted as an out-and-out striker, can play on the flank and his future at Sunderland is likely to be on the left wing.

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