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.

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