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Report: Gershon Koffie to Sign With Swedish Side Hammarby IF

It’s all but settled: the defensive midfielder will not return for a second season in Foxboro

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Gershon Koffie may forever live as a one-hit wonder in New England.

The defensive midfielder, who played just one full season for the Revolution, is reportedly set to sign with Swedish side Hammarby IF ahead of the 2017 season.

The report, issued by Swedish news outlet Expressen, indicates that Koffie has reached the final stage of negotiations with the Stockholm-based club. While no official documentation has been signed, Koffie is expected to visit Stockholm this weekend as part of his official introduction to Hammarby, according to the report.

The Revolution acquired Koffie nearly a year ago in exchange for general and targeted allocation money. He performed like a club MVP when healthy, covering acres of space in the middle of the park while constantly bullying attackers. His contract expired on Dec. 31, 2016.

The move to not re-sign Koffie makes sense, as the Revolution employ a crowded defensive-midfield unit led by Scott Caldwell and Xavier Kouassi. Veteran Daigo Kobayahsi re-upped with the club in December. And youngster Zachary Herivaux, who signed a homegrown contract in mid-2015, finally seems ready to emerge as a regular contributor.

This depth made Koffie expendable. And now, the Ghanaian-born midfielder appears en route to Sweden, where he will seek to build on his impressive young career.

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