Jonas Olsson leaves West Brom after nine years

Jonas Olsson Credit: PA

West Bromwich Albion defender Jonas Olsson has left the club after nine years at the Hawthorns.

The 34-year-old is joining Djurgården IF in his home country of Sweden.

He made a total of 253 appearances and scored 14 goals for the Baggies.

Albion and Olsson mutually agreed to terminate the remaining months of his contract.

It's all happened so quickly I've not had chance to say a proper farewell to so many people.

I will be back at the first chance to do that. But I'm really grateful to the club for helping me sort out this transfer.

I still feel I have a few good years in me but such is the quality of the competition at Albion for places in my position, it was getting harder and harder to see a first team opportunity.

Albion has been and will always be a huge part of my life and it is great to feel I am leaving it in such a strong position.

– Jonas Olsson