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NYRB set to sign Holgersson from Helsingborg

Markus Holgersson is on the verge of joining New York Red Bulls from Helsingborg.

The 26-year old Swedish defender has held talks with the Red Bulls and although nothing is yet official, New York general manager Erik Soler indicated a deal was likely.

"We are interested and (the negotiation) has come far, but nothing is signed as of yet,'' he told the NY Post.

Red Bulls head coach Hans Backe also suggested that Holgersson, who has also spent time Angelholm in his homeland, will soon be on his way from the Allsvenskan.

"I've talked to our GM and he said Holgersson has accepted to play with us,'' Backe told "It's a good acquisition for us. I've had good scores on Mark by (former Helsingborg, Genk defender) Jesper Jansson and we need a strong physical back to our team.

"I talked to our general manager a while ago and he said then that Mark had accepted. It remains a visa and little else, but I expect him.''

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