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Gbenga Arokoyo joins Kalmar FF

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an expected move.

Gbenga Arokoyo, who was acquired by Atlanta United from the Portland Timbers as part of the Darlington Nagbe deal, has joined Swedish club Kalmar FF on a three-year deal.

“He underwent a medical examination on Wednesday and has joined his new teammates in training camp,” reads the official statement from the Allsvenskan side. “Gbenga is a player who knows the league very well and has done well during his time there,” said manager Thomas Andersson-Borstam. “There was an opportunity to get him home, which feels very good.”

Although moving a player that has only been with the club a few months may seem odd, it clears additional funds to make other moves in the future. It was always going to be tough for Arokoyo to find a spot in Atlanta after making only one appearance in his two seasons with Portland due to to various injuries. This was a good move for all parties involved.

Best of luck, Gbenga!