Ghana forward, David Accam, has joined Swedish top-flight club, Hammarby, on a season-long loan from Major League Soccer side, Nashville SC with an option for a further year.
The 30-year-old completed his medicals on Wednesday before signing his contract with the club.
The former Chicago Fire and Columbus Crew attacker makes a return to Sweden after six seasons playing in the MLS.
He played for Swedish sides Ostersunds FK and Helsingborg IF between 2012 and 2014 before moving to the MLS in 2015.
Jesper Jannson, sports director of Hammarby and Accam’s former manager at Helsingborg IF, says he can add special attributes to their attack if they can lift him to his best form.
”I know David very well both as a player and as a person, and if we can lift him to the level he has in him, we get a quality player who will contribute a lot both on the field and in the group,” he told the club’s official website.
”We believe he can add another dimension to our offensive game, and we are convinced that he will make a strong role model for our younger African players in particular.
“With the advantageous agreement structure, we have plenty of time to get David in shape, and also to evaluate the future option during the spring.”
”David contacted me last autumn and wanted to make a restart in Europe after six seasons in MLS. Having the opportunity to bring in a quality player like David under the conditions we have agreed with Nashville, MLS and David feels fantastic.
“The arrangement with loans and option solution is based on David wanting to build himself in a new and safe environment. Hammarby takes no risk in this, but only has the opportunity to bring in additional leaders to an already very good squad.
”When David reaches his highest level, he is a top player with extreme excellence in the form of his speed and goal danger.”