Despite only having signed for Sunderland last summer from IFK Gothenburg, David Moberg Karlsson looks to be heading to the exit at the Stadium of Light.
According to his agent Per Jonsson (who also represents Seb Larsson), the Swedish winger is looking to leave Sunderland for pastures new on a permanent basis;
What David wants is to find a club that would have him as they see him as the offensive player he is. The problem lies in that Sunderland must take a loss. They do not want to sale him out. Of course he is expensive. Exactly what he's worth, I would not go into.
But if you buy a sofa for 10,000 Krona you do not put it out for 300 Krona a few weeks later. The thing is that everything is in Sunderland's hands.
We talk to them all the time, pretty much every other day, with Sebastan (Larsson) and David.
It can get a loan, but we're not so keen on it. If a loaned player does not join right from the beginning, the club would rather bet on their own.
I do not think David wants to be loaned again. We want to find a permanent solution so David gets peace and quiet for a while.
Although Moberg Karlsson would prefer a move to Serie A, Jonsson says that will be difficult due to his lack of playing time but agrees that he needs to move to a league with more time and space;
Of course he decides, he's saying he wants lira. However it is like no Italian club, batting at David when they have not seen him play senior football.
[He needs] A league where he gets space, which play a football that suits him.
Moberg Karlsson impressed in pre-season for Sunderland, as he scored in the Premier League Asia Trophy win over Tottenham Hotspur but then struggled to make an impression once the season started. Due to the lack of playing time in the first half of the season, the 20-year-old was sent out on loan in January to SPL side Kilmarnock but again struggled for playing time, with the winger only making two starts in his time in Scotland.
The winger cost around £1.5m when he signed from Gothenburg and it seems unlikely that the club will get their money back on a player who has struggled to make the step up from the Swedish top flight.
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