Football: Swede Ekdal leaves Juventus for Cagliari

DVBP579 4 S 0110 ITA /AFP-VQ71 Fbl-ITA-SWE Football: Swede Ekdal leaves Juventus for Cagliari ROME, Aug 21, 2011 (AFP) - Swedish midfielder Albin Ekdal has joined Cagliari on a season-long loan from Serie A rivals Juventus, the Italian news agency Ansa reported on Sunday. The 22-year-old, who has been capped once by Sweden, will be co-owned by Juve and Cagliari, a practice that is common in the Italian game. Ekdal moved to Juve from Brommapojkarna in his homeland in 2008, but he has only made three Serie A appearances for the Turin club, instead spending the majority of his time out on loan, first with Siena and then Bologna. eba/as/pi AFP 211404 GMT AUG 11