Black Cats sign up Swedish winger.
Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio has continued his summer rebuild of the club by landing the signature of Swedish winger David Moberg Karlsson, Sky Sports reports.
The highly rated 19-year-old has put pen to paper on a four-year deal from IFK Gothenburg.
He made his debut for the club in 2010 when he arrived from IFK Mariestad and has since gone on to make 30 appearances for his current side, scoring two goals.
Di Canio moved quickly to snap up the youngster as he can also play as a forward and the Italian sees him as another option to add to his forward line that was notoriously goal shy last season.
Karlsson played alongside former Sunderland player Tobias Hysen at Gothenburg and won the Swedish Cup last month, coming on as a substitute against Djurgardens in the final.
“It is very hard to say no to such an opportunity,” said Hysen, who spent one season on Wearside in 2006-07 and is now Gothenburg’s club captain.
He is also a regular fixture in the Swedish under-19 side, notching five goals in 11 appearances that included a starring role against France last month.
A fee of £1.5 million has been mooted will join new arrivals Modibo Diakite, Duncan Watmore, Valentin Roberge and Cabral at The Stadium of Light.