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Moberg Karlsson Moves On

Young Swedish winger leaves without making a single Premier League appearance.

Victor Fraile

Danish Superliga side FC Nordsjælland have completed the signing of Swede David Moberg Karlsson from Sunderland today on a four-year deal.

The 20-year-old winger looked promising during the pre-season of 2013 - especially when scoring against Tottenham at the Premier League Asia Trophy held in Hong Kong - but failed to kick on from there and ended the campaign out on loan at Scottish Premiership outfit Kilmarnock.

His only first-team appearance for Sunderland came in the 4-2 Capital One Cup triumph over MK Dons in September, with his opportunities severely limited thereafter. Adam Johnson and Fabio Borini featured regularly out wide last season and the youngster failed to find a way past those two established stars for a place in the side.

Having moved on temporarily to Kilmarnock, Moberg Karlsson found it hard to cement a place in their starting line-up, appearing only four times for the Scots.

He returned to the Academy of Light knowing the writing was on the wall for the imminent end to his brief English adventure, with several Scandinavian clubs enquiring about his availability over the course of this summer. The Swedish under-19 international is highly-rated in his homeland and beyond, thus ensuring his signature was much sought-after when it became clear Sunderland were willing to part with the former IFK Gothenburg star.

It's disappointing that his bright start last July out in the Far East hasn't helped him to develop into a Black Cats regular; now he will look to enhance his burgeoning reputation much further with previous Champions' League participants Nordsjælland in the Danish top-flight.