Wolverhampton Wanderers have confirmed the signing Iceland international Bjorn Sigurdarson from Norwegian side Lillestrom.
Since Wolves appointed new boss Stale Solbakken there has been constant speculation the Midlands club would sign the 21 year old striker.
Sigurdarson had also been linked with Everton, Reading and Cardiff City but looked like staying in Norway. The young forward described himself as “mentality destroyed” after Lillestrom attempted to block any possible transfer.
Now it seems a move, expected to be a fee in the region of £2.4 million, will be completed on Sigurdarson agreeing terms on a 4 year contract. Sigurdarson will make the move to Molineux next month as he is still available for Lillestrom’s next 3 games.
Wolves boss Solbakken told the club’s official website “I am very pleased that an agreement has been reached forus to sign Bjorn,” who has scored 7 goals in 11 Tippeliga games in 2012.
“He is an exciting prospect who has the quality to help us achieve our aims, both in the short and long term.”
“We look forward to the deal being completed next month after which Bjorn will be able to join us.”
Wolves CEO, Jez Moxey, added “We are pleased to have reached an agreement with Lillestrom which will see Bjorn become a Wolves player, subject to agreeing personal terms and passing a medical.”
“Negotiations have been slightly more complex than usual due to the Norwegian League being halfway through the season.”
“Bjorn is a young and exciting striker and has been keen to join us, particularly to work with our new manager Stale Solbakken.”
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