Lucas Forberg (def) Sollentuna FK; Nicolas Stefanelli (att) La Calera; Jetmir Haliti (def) Jonkoping; Alexander Milosevic (mid) Vejle;
Paulos Abraham (mid) FC Gronigen; Kolbeinn Sigthorsson (att) IFK Gothenburg; Enoch Adu (mid) Mjallby; Robert Lundstrom (def) GIF Sundsvall; Panajotis Dimitriadis (mid) Akropolis; Heradi Rashidi (mid) Ararat-Armenia; Samuel Brolin (gk) Mjallby – loan; Daniel Granli (def) Aalborg BK - loan; Adam Ben Lamin (def) Jonkoping; Saku Ylatupa (mid) IFK Mariehamn - loan; Jansir Asani (mid) FK Partizani; Rasmus Lindkvist (mid); Kyriakos Stamatopoulos (gk); Daniel Mushti (att);
AIK endured a tough 2020 and flirted with the relegation places for 70% of the season until form picked up in the closing stages. The decision to stick with new coach Bartosz Grezelak paid off, but it was a humbling experience for the 2018 champions.
AIK have lost a significant amount of experience from midfield with the departures of Abraham, Adu, Dimitriadis, Lindqvist and Rashidi. But after a poor season the axe had to fall. Another significant departure was Icelandic international striker Sigthorsson. He never found his rhythm at AIK and is hoping for better at IFK Gothenburg.
Few additions have been made but striker Stefanelli returns after a successful loan spell at La Calera in Chile. He should help lift the scoring burden from 36-year-old Goitom. The defence also has more depth with the acquisitions of Haliti and teenage prospect Forsberg. Experienced midfielder Milosevic has signed after a spell without a club.
Overall, AIK have a highly experienced squad including Swedish internationals Karlsson, Lustig and Larsson. They should be defensively strong but, with only 30 goals last season, scoring seems a major weakness and a lot rests at the feet of Goitom and Stefanelli.
Probably do not have the firepower for the title, but they should be aiming for European football.