After signing in the summer from IFK Gothenburg, David Moberg Karlsson impressed during pre-season but since then has only played for the first team once, in the Capital One Cup win over MK Dons.
Sunderland are now hoping to send the player out on loan to gain valuable experience. According to his agent, Per Jonsson, the player impressed several Scottish clubs in a behind closed doors friendly at Hearts (which finished 4-4);
He has not had very much time in the U21 team lately, recently, he played 20 minutes. But when they played in Scotland, he made two real dream goals and then heard several clubs were interested, including Celtic, Kilmarnock and Dundee. We are looking over the different options now.
Jonsson then explains that it's vital Moberg Karlsson gets playing time, either at Sunderland or elsewhere;
If we find a club that believes in him and where we know that he will get playing time, then we will not say no to Sunderland.
They want him to get playing time and develop, the club still think highly of David, else they would not have bought him for so much.
Although a loan deal can happen to the Football League up until March, his agent hopes a deal will go through as soon as possible;
He can be loaned even after the window closes in January to the Championship. But the hope is that we have a solution as soon as possible.
Should the player leave on loan, he will join the likes of Mikael Mandron, Liam Agnew, Liam Marrs, Connor Wickham, Alfred N'Diaye, Cabral, David Vaughan and Danny Graham, who have all left the Stadium of Light on temporary transfers.
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