Sporting pick up Strasbroug's Farnerud

June 22, 2006

LISBON, June 22 (Reuters) - Swedish midfielder Pontus Farnerud has signed a three-year contract with Sporting, the Portuguese premier league club said on Thursday.

The 26-year-old joins from Racing Strasbourg on a free transfer.

Sporting finished second in the league last season, securing a spot in the Champions League group stage.