Swedish defender Markus Holgersson has signed with New York Red Bulls.

Holgersson, from Helsingborg, arrives just as Tim Ream finalises his move to Bolton Wanderers.

"Markus is a strong, experienced defender who will bring immediate stability and leadership to our back line," GM Erik Soler told the NT Post. "Over the offseason, one of our priorities was to add more physical players and Markus certainly fits that bill. We are excited that he has decided to join New York."