Manchester United have announced the signing of Victor Lindelof from Benfica, their first signing of the summer. The 22-year-old joins a long list of Swedish players to ply their trade in the Premier League.
Lindelof’s arrival is a case of one Swede out, one Swede in at Old Trafford, as United recently released Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The 35 year-old can lay claim to being Sweden’s greatest-ever player, and he had a stellar season in the Premier League before suffering a torn ACL.
United have also had another player who could arguably be called Sweden’s best in Henrik Larsson. The legendary Swede had a three-month loan spell at Old Trafford, and Sir Alex Ferguson says not extending that loan was one of his biggest mistakes.
Freddie Ljungberg set the Premier League alight for Arsenal, becoming a club legend during his 10 years at Highbury and the Emirates Stadium. He also played one season for West Ham.
While Larsson, Zlatan, and Ljungberg thrilled Premier League fans with their exciting attacking play, Sweden has also produced some solid defenders who have graced the Premier League. Olof Mellberg has become an Aston Villa legend, while Jonas Olsson was a stalwart for West Brom.
Check out our list of the top ten players from Sweden to have played in the Premier League in the gallery above.
Where will Lindelof end up on this list when his Old Trafford spell comes to an end?