Brighton and Hove Albion sign teenage Norwegian defender

Posted On 08 Aug 2018 at 8:30 pm

The Seagulls have signed a young Norwegian defender, the club said this evening (Wednesday 8 August).

Leo Skiri Ostigard – Picture by Paul Hazlewood / BHAFC

Albion said in a statement: “Brighton and Hove Albion have completed the signing of defender Leo Skiri Ostigard from Norwegian Eliteserien side Molde FK on undisclosed terms.

“The 18-year-old has signed a three-year contract, and will initially link up with Albion’s under-23 squad.”

Chris Hughton said: “We are pleased to welcome Leo to the club and I am looking forward to seeing how he progresses here.

“He is a young player and he has already gained some experience playing in Norway and for his country with their under-19s.

“Initially he will link up with Simon Rusk and our under-23 squad but we will be monitoring his progress.”

Albion said: “Ostigard made his senior debut for Molde in June 2017 before joining second-tier side Viking Stavanger on a loan deal for the 2018 season.

“He has also represented Norway at under-19 level, where he has been capped six times and has scored once in a European Championship qualifier against Germany in March.”

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