Last week, we reported a story about Kristopher da Graca and how his lack of regular minutes meant he was eager for a move elsewhere.

His existing contract at Arsenal ends this summer and it’s clear that he will not be signing/offered an extension. As a result, he was given permission to train with and trial at a variety of different clubs.

Genoa in Italy seemed all but a done deal in late March. This was before the Swedish youth international was alerted to interest from his homeland, where BK Häcken offered him a chance to train and impress the coaching staff.

According to reports in the local media, da Graca is set to join them as a first-team player this summer. The club’s sporting director Sonny Karlsson had this to say when questioned:

Clearly we are interested. We think he’s good.

“In addition, he is a Hisingen guy who has been with us before. The coaches saw us holding on to the interest.

“We have said that he should think about what he wants.

Da Graca previously refused to rule out a return to Sweden, saying that he didn’t want to “close any doors”.

Given their interest in him, it’s unlikely he will snub their contract offer and consequently head back home.

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