Hull’s Sebastian Larsson has joined AIK Solna on a two-year deal, the BBC has confirmed.
The 33-year-old has only been with Hull for one season, but he had a short contract with the club which is set to run out and he has no intention of extending it.
Larsson has played in England for four different clubs during a 17 year spell.
He played a key role for the Tigers this season with two goals and four assists from 40 league appearances, with his set piece ability being a useful asset for the side.
They finished in 18th place in their first season back in the Championship, which was hugely disappointing. However, they avoided the fate of Sunderland, so they will be thankful for that.
This is a blow for Nigel Adkins because Larsson was an integral part of the side, so that makes the summer rebuilding job much harder because the summer loanees have to be replaced as well.
However, Marcus Henriksen could act as a long-term replacement due to his ability to recycle possession and create from deep positions.
Returning to Sweden for the twilight of his career makes sense because he has only played senior football in England, so he will get to finish his career in his native country.
The reduction in quality compared to England means he should be able to have a sizeable impact for AIK even though he is past his peak.
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