Sunderland flop Prica offloaded to Rosenborg after scoring just one goal

09 March 2009 05:30
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Sunderland

have sold another of Roy Keane's flops, with Sweden striker Rade Prica joining Norwegian club Rosenborg for an undisclosed fee.

The 28-year-old has signed in time for the start of the Norwegian Premier League this weekend.

His new club take on Valerenga at home in the opening game.

Prica re-joins his countryman Erik Hamren, the Rosenborg manager, who was in charge of Aalborg when the Danes sold Prica to Sunderland in a £3.5 million deal in January last year.

He joined Sunderland on a three-and-a-half year contract from Champions League qualifiers Aalborg and scored on his debut in a 2-0 win at home to Birmingham.

But Prica struggled with the pace of the English top flight and made just five more substitute appearances last season before Keane handed him the No 45 shirt in the close season. He has not featured at all in this campaign.

Sunderland boss Ricky Sbragia said: 'Things didn't quite work out for Rade here, but he remained professional around the place and also made a significant contribution with a crucial goal at home to Birmingham. We wish him all the very best with Rosenborg.'

And yet Prica had a good record before joining Sunderland. He was top scorer in the Danish top-flight two years ago, netting 19 league goals.

He began his career with his hometown club Ljungby in 1995 and scored 14 goals from 37 games before moving to Helsingsborg in 1998, where he spent four years, scoring 27 goals from 73 games.

He then signed for Bundesliga side Hansa Rostock in 2002, scoring 20 goals from 113 games, before signing for Aalborg in July 2006 where he scored 28 goals in 48 appearances.

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