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Vegard Forren makes Molde return

Forren returns to Norwegian club Molde (©GettyImages)
Forren returns to Norwegian club Molde (©GettyImages).

In a strange turn of events, Norwegian international defender Vegard Forren has rejoined former club Molde FK for an undisclosed fee.

Forren, 25, joined Southampton in January 2013, for a fee believed to be £3.5million. 

Manager Mauricio Pochettino was appointed on the same day that Forren arrived, and when asked during his first press conference about whether Forren was an Adkins signing, Pochettino reiterated that Forren was 'a Southampton signing'.

He failed to make a first team appearance for the Saints during his six-month stint at the club. 

He did however, play for the development squad on a handful of occasions.

Forren continued to represent the Norwegian national team during this period.

Molde boss and former Manchester United player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer advised Forren to sign for Southampton in the January transfer window, after approaches from other Premier League clubs such as Liverpool.

The player's agent Jim Solbakken had repeatedly given comments to the press that there was a plan in place throughout the second half of last season, and that himself and Forren were prepared and satisfied with the agreement.

What specific reason really caused Forren to leave the Saints having failed to make his debut is likely to remain unknown. It seems that manager Pochettino simply did not rate him.

 

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