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Ljungberg agrees S-Pulse switch

Former Sweden international Freddie Ljungberg is to sign for Japanese club S-Pulse on a free transfer.

Ljungberg, who spent the bulk of his career in the Premier League with Arsenal and West Ham, is currently without a club.

Having spent time in the MLS with Seattle Sounders and Chicago Fire, the 34-year-old returned to Britain in December when he signed with SPL side Celtic, but he made just seven appearances before leaving the club.

Should he receive a work permit, he will now complete a move to Japan and Ljungberg is looking forward to the challenge ahead.

"I am so excited about playing in Japan," he said. "I was inspired by the way the Japanese people dealt with the tragedy of March 11 earthquake and I really want to show support for them by playing football in Japan and for S-Pulse in particular."

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