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Gbenga Arokoyo joins Kalmar FF

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!