Swedish international Robin Olsen has left AS Roma in Italy to sign for Sheffield United who were relegated from the Premier League last season and are now in the English Championship. Olsen left Italy to join Sheffield United on loan with the option to buy on transfer deadline day for this summer.

Olsen, 31, has decided to drop into the English Championship, which is the equivalent of the Serie B in Italy for this season. AS Roma were happy to let him join the Blades on loan until June 2022 with summer signing Rui Patricio established as the undisputed first choice goalkeeper at the club under the new management led by Jose Mourinho. Patricio left Premier League team Wolverhampton Wanderers to join AS Roma earlier this summer.

New Blades shot stopper Olsen is the first choice goalkeeper for the Sweden national team and he has played 48 times for his country. He was in goal for Sweden at the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament this summer. Olsen and Sweden reached the round of 16 stage before they were surprisingly eliminated by Ukraine.

Olsen became a Roma player three years ago when he joined from FC Copenhagen in Denmark. Roma paid €9m for his services. Olsen didn’t last in the starting XI due to poor form and was later sent on loan to clubs such as Cagliari in Italy and Everton in England. He was unable to secure a permanent transfer at both Cagliari and Everton. He still has two years left on his existing contract with Italian capital club AS Roma.

Sheffield United turned their focus to Olsen after the deal to sign Yann Karamoh from Parma fell apart. Karamoh was unable to move as a result of his inability to get a work permit. The Blades also wanted him on loan with the option to buy.