Brighton sign young Norwegian defender

Leo Skiri Ostigard. Picture by BHAFC/Paul Hazlewood
Leo Skiri Ostigard. Picture by BHAFC/Paul Hazlewood

Albion have signed young Norwegian defender Leo Skiri Ostigard from Molde on a three-year contract for undisclosed terms.

The 18-year-old will initially link up with the Seagulls' under-23 squad but Brighton boss Chris Hughton will monitor his progress.

He 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.”

Ostigard made his senior debut for Molde - managed by Manchester United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjær - in June, 2017, before spending the 2018 season on loan at Norwegian second-tier side Viking Stavanger.

He has been capped six times for Norway at under-19 level.


Brighton chief executive Paul Barber on why this season will be historical for the club

Can you name every Brighton player to start on the opening day since 2008?

Brighton confirm squad numbers for the new season