Report: West Brom flop Diego Lugano, Barcelona-linked in November, leaving Sweden after 10 games

The BK Hacken defender is on his way out of Sweden after a few months.

When West Brom snapped up Uruguayan defender Diego Lugano on a free transfer back in 2013 they knew they were getting a player whose best days were firmly behind him.

The former Fenerbahce and Paris Saint-Germain defender was once considered one of South America's best defenders. However age got the better of him and as time went by his lack of pace became unbearable.

At West Brom he rarely had a good game, playing just nine times in the Premier League and struggling with the pace of English football.

After just one season at the club West Brom released him in the summer.

With Barcelona struggling under a transfer embargo a few months ago the Spanish giants were reported by Football France to be considering a move for the Uruguayan in November, so that tells you something about the reputation that precedes him.

In March, after a long wait looking for a new team, he got one.

Swedish Allsvenskan side BK Hacken completed something of a coup by snapping him up on a short-term deal.

His hope was to get regular first-team football and make the Uruguay Copa America squad in Chile this month. However, he has been given the cold shoulder by Oscar Tabarez. With that in mind his time in Sweden is up. After four months in Scandinavia he is out of contract tomorrow and according to a report in Expressen GT he is set to depart, with a move to Greek side Panathinaikos on the cards.

The West Brom flop played 10 times for the club, his best performance coming in a 3-0 away win at Malmo last month.

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