Ljungberg confirms MLS move

Swedish midfielder to sign two-year contract with Seattle

By Richard Torgerson   Last updated: 28th October 2008  

Ljungberg confirms MLS move

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Former Arsenal midfielder Freddie Ljungberg has confirmed he is signing for new MLS club Seattle Sounders.

Ljungberg is available as a free agent after his contract was cancelled by West Ham United in August after an injury-hit 12 months at Upton Park.

There were reports that the 31-year-old could retire from football, but the Swede has now opted for a move to the United States.

He is expected to be confirmed as a Seattle player at a press conference on Tuesday, with the club taking part in the MLS for the first time next year.

Perfect

Reports suggest Ljungberg will earn in the region of 16million euros (12.8million) during his two-year contract and he is looking forward to a new challenge.

"I like it here, this feels great," Ljungberg told Expressen.

"It's perfect, I love it here and this feels great."

MLS clubs have a contract limit, but the move will be made possible due to the 'designated player rule' that was announced when David Beckham signed for LA Galaxy.

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