Sky Bet Championship club Bristol City made a £2.25 million loss on the summer sale of Swedish flop Gustav Engvall according to The Bristol Post.

The 22-year-old Kalmar-born frontman was barely seen by The Robins fans as he suffered from a catalogue of injury problems and struggled to win a place in manager Lee Johnson’s starting XI.

Engvall made just nine appearances in total during a stay at Ashton Gate which lasted almost two years with just three of those outings coming from the start of matches.

Bristol City finally offloaded the player to Belgian club KV Mechelen this summer and Bristol City’s former head of communications, Adam Baker, has confirmed that The Robins made a huge loss from the sale of Engvall.

The Robins signed the Swede from IFK Goteborg in August 2016 with the player believed to have cost the club around £2.5 million. It is thought that Engvall left Ashton Gate for a transfer fee of just £250,000, leaving Bristol City £2.25 million out of pocket.

Engvall’s move to the Sky Bet Championship saw the striker play his football overseas for the first time in his career. The player came through the youth ranks at Farjestadens in his home county of Kalmar before moving to IFK Goteborg. He will now look to relaunch his career in the Belgian First Division B with KV Mechelen.

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