David Moberg Karlsson

New boy looking to impress

by Stuart Vose

Moberg Karlsson delighted with SoL move.

David Moberg Karlsson didn’t hesitate when offered the chance to start a new Barclays Premier League adventure with Sunderland.

The 19-year-old Swede, who can play on the wing or up front, has joined the Black Cats from IFK Goteborg, penning a four-year deal.

“It feels very good, I’ve looked at the facilities and it’s great here,” he said.

“It’s a great club, I love the Barclays Premier League; it’s the best league in the world and Sunderland is a big club in England so it wasn’t a hard decision.”

Moberg Karlsson began his career with Mariestad before moving to Allsvenskan giants Goteborg at the age of just 16.

A senior debut soon followed as the pacy youngster quickly established himself as one of the country’s best young talents.

He signed off with Goteborg in style, collecting a Swedish Cup winners’ medal after coming on as a substitute during a win over Djurgardens, with the result decided on penalties.

Now Sunderland’s newest signing wants to take the next step at the Stadium of Light.

“It [winning the Swedish cup] meant a lot, it means a lot to win trophies and I play football to win trophies so it was a great experience.

“I come to a club with great players so I get to train with great players and a great head coach so I think it’s a good step.”

Moberg Karlsson will be back at the Academy of Light next month for the start of pre-season training and can’t wait to get going having had a taste of what awaits him on Wearside.

And the importance of the next couple of months isn’t lost on the Swede, who wants to aid his chances of first-team football by making an immediate impression on the training ground.

“Of course I want to play as much as I can but also to train hard and become a better player, to train with good people.

“I can’t wait, now I’m here and I see the facilities and the training ground – my legs want to move, I want to play football, it’s fantastic.

“I want to show them [what I can do] and hopefully soon I will play.”