Grimsby Town Football Club are delighted to announce that it has reached an agreement with IF Brommapojkarna for the transfer of Ludvig Öhman, subject to International clearance.
The former Swedish U17 and U19 International has put pen to paper on a two-and-a-half year deal and will wear the number 5 shirt for The Mariners.
27-year-old Öhman began his professional career at Kalmar at the age of 18, where he made a total of 65 appearances over the course of 6 seasons, before making the long journey over to Japan, where he applied his trade for one season for Nagoya Grampus, making 13 appearances for the J League outfit.
Speaking exclusively with gtfc.co.uk, Öhman discussed his playing style and his history prior to moving to the UK. "I have played for a number of clubs in Sweden and in between, I played in Japan. That was amazing, it was a great experience", said Öhman. "It was completely different from in Sweden but I really enjoyed it. I am now quite far away from home for my family, but at the same time I once lived in Japan so I am actually closer now! As a player, I see myself as a physical centre back, I am strong in the air, pretty good with my feet so that's how I see myself".
During his time at AFC Eskilstuna in 2017, Öhman worked under manager, Michael Jolley, who played a significant part in the defender signing with the club.
"I'm very excited (about joining the club). I have heard a lot about the club from Michael since we began talking, so I have been very excited about joining. I was working with Michael a few years ago and the whole project that he is doing here at the moment, it sounds very exciting for me and it's something that I wanted to do. It's a move in my career and I see it as a move in my career that will allow me to develop".
Ludvig has previous experience with a couple of his new team mates and it looking forward to teaming up with them. "I had been playing with Andrew (Fox) for 6 months in Sweden so I know him a little bit and I used to play with Sebastian's (Ring) older brother so I know him a little bit. Last year we beat Seb's team so that was a good thing! It's going to be nice to put on the boots and get out on the pitch. I've had a vacation for about one month so now i'm just excited to get out there!".
Speaking exclusively to gtfc.co.uk, manager Michael Jolley is thrilled to capture the signing of the Swedish defender. "I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with Ludvig again", said Jolley. "He performed extremely well for me during our time together in Sweden. As a football club, we have worked very hard over a long period of time to bring him to Grimsby".
"Like Sebastian, we must give Ludvig the necessary time to adjust to life in England. I am very confident that Ludvig can really help the team and provide great competition in our squad moving forwards".
"Please join me in making Ludvig feel welcome here in Grimsby".
You can catch Ludvig's first interview with iFollow Mariners.