Rade Prica Leaves Sunderland For Rosenborg

The misfit Swede has returned to Scandanavia.

Rade Prica never really settled at Sunderland since joining the Black Cats from Danish outfit AaB Aalborg in January 2008. The Swede failed to hold down a regular place in the starting line-up under the management of either Roy Keane or Ricky Sbragia, and has today left the club, joining Norwegian outfit Rosenborg for an undisclosed fee.

"Things didn't quite work out for Rade here," Mackems boss Sbragia told The Sunderland Echo.

"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."

Prica netted 28 goals in 48 appearnces for Aalborg, but never matched that kind of form in the Premier League, managing to find the net just once in Sunderland colours, on his debut in a 2-0 win over Birmingham City.

He is expected to go straight into the Rosenborg squad for the opening match of the Norwegian season, when their campaign begins with a fixture against Valarenga at home.

He will also link up once more with his fellow countryman Erik Hamren, who managed the striker at Aalborg.

Zack Wilson, Goal.com