San Jose Sign Sweden's Top Scorer Magnus Eriksson

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Swedish striker Magnus Eriksson has joined San Jose Earthquakes following a switch from Djurgardens IF, where he was the co-leading scorer in Sweden’s Allsvenskan in 2017 with 14 goals.

The 27 year old is experienced after stints in his home country at Eskilstuna, Åtvidaberg and Malmo – where he lifted league championships in 2013 and 2014, as well as KAA Gent in Belgium, Denmark’s Bröndby IF and Chinese side Beijing Renhe.

“With Magnus, we have identified an impact player that embodies the attitude we want to represent in San Jose and the technical qualities of a leading goalscorer in Europe,” said Earthquakes general manager Jesse Fioranelli in a club release.

“His ability to play multiple roles in the attack and his work ethic defensively were major factors in our decision to pursue him. He is in great form, having led Sweden’s top league in scoring last season, and is an elite attacking player that has maintained a high level of consistency over the last five years.”

Eriksson could play a part in the 2018 World Cup for Sweden later this year but will first be looking forward to pre season with the Quakes as they close in on their opening fixture at the start of March.

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