Allsvenskan side Hammarby have confirmed the signing of Sunderland defender Oscar Krusnell. The youngster has been linked with the Swedish club in recent weeks, and ends a two year spell in England.

Hammarby have released a statement on their website saying Krusnell has signed a three year contract with the club after his arrival from Sunderland.

The player is expected to meet his new teammates, as he participates in his first training session with the club.

Speaking about Krusnell’s move to Hammarby from Sunderland, the club’s sporting director Jasper Jansson said: “He is the leading left back in his age group. He is a regular in the youth team (Sweden) and he’s the leading left back at his age.”

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Krunsnell signed for Sunderland in 2015 from Swedish club AIK Solna, but the 18 year old failed to make the breakthrough into the first team.

The young defender was part of Sunderland U18s team last season, and despite having two years left on his contract with the Championship side he’s taken the decision to return to his home country.