Wife of Swedish star Emil Forsberg accuses him of ghosting her and their kids after NYRB move

Sweden international and star New York Red Bulls signing Emil Forsberg has been accused of “ghosting” his wife and children since the transfer from RB Leipzig to Major League Soccer.

Forsberg’s wife, Shanga, took to social media announcing she’s filing for divorce and exposed the 32-year-old of neglecting his family. Shanga and Emil had been in a relationship for 19 years and have two children.

Emil Forsberg wife files for divorce


“We will part ways. Words I thought I would never utter after two children and 19 years together and that still feel unreal.

"I have loved you more than anything and always supported you. But even love has its limits. The greatest love is my children and I want them to know their worth just as I know mine. Being taken for granted and neglected is not love. 

“A new start in New York was apparently a new start for you and your life. It was just that I, being a child, did not know about it beforehand. But it became painfully clear quickly. In the newspapers, we have read and seen that you are doing well and are 'enjoying every moment'. You also have future plans. We didn't know about them either.

"If the reporters even knew you've been talking to them more than your family these past few months. Since you haven't communicated at all, apart from insisting that you can't explain your actions, let time tell what it was you wanted to achieve by ghosting your family. I hope that in the future you can show respect and consideration for others despite your own needs. And have the courage and maturity to communicate.

"I will continue to put the children's well-being and need for security first. For your sake, I hope you don't regret it and that your new life in NY is worth a divorce and the way you treated your children and their mother."

Forsberg had played for RB Leipzig since his move to the Bundesliga club in 2015. He and Shanga married in 2016 and had built a life in Leipzig during his nine years with the club.

He made the transfer to the New York Red Bulls in January this year and it’s clear that his family didn’t come across the pond with him.

Emil hasn’t made any public comment on the news of the divorce.

In his debut MLS season, the Swede has a goal and an assist through his first four games.

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