Swedish full-back to New York

New York Red Bulls have agreed a contract with 26-year-old Markus Holgersson whose contract with the Allsvenskan champions has expired.

New York coach Hasse Backe confirmed to Expressen that a contract has been agreed: “He is a good signing for us; we need a physically strong defender. He will link up with the squad when his visa is sorted”.

The attack-minded right-back, who last season helped Helsingborg to the league and cup double, was recently rewarded for his performances during 2011 with his first call-up to the national team by Erik Hamren for the two friendlies in January.

Holgersson turned down a contract extension in favour of a move to MLS.

Anton Boström.

photo: Pontus Ferneman/BILDBYRÅN

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