Burnley sign Fredrik Ulvestad

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Burnley have signed Norwegian International Fredrik Ulvestad on a three-year deal after impressing on trial in recent weeks, according to BBC Sport.

Fredrik Ulvestad is a 22 year old who has worked his way through the Norwegian international ranks and made 106 appearances for Norwegian side Aalesunds over the past three years but has been available on a free transfer and Sean Dyche has jumped at this chance to sign him.

Dyche impressed

The youngster has impressed Dyche since being on trial and is available to start against Manchester City this weekend, however, this might be a bit too soon for the youngster.

"It's a new challenge for him, not only on the pitch but off it too in terms of culture," said manager Sean Dyche.

"He has gained a full international cap and is learning and gaining experience all the time. We will be looking for him to continue his development."

Norway report

Dyche may have been impressed with Ulvestad but the jury is till out for the Norwegian who has one full international cap to his name.

Torgrim Bakke, a writer for the Norwegian newspaper Sunnmørsposten, was quoted by the Burnley Express as saying: “He had a breakthrough season in 2013 and is a very talented central midfielder."

"His play was a bit more uneven last season, but he elevated his play in the last half of 2014."

“He is a great player by Norwegian standards though I’m not sure that he’s ready for the elite leagues of Europe yet."

“But he is a physically gifted player. His stamina is one of his biggest assets."

“He can cover a lot of ground, has nice skills with the ball and is at his best when he’s bringing the ball up the field at high pace."

“He’s not a weak player, but he is a bit small compared to the Premiership-standard. So that could be a challenge.”

Burnley will be hoping that the deal does pay off in the long run as they try and avoid an immediate drop to the Championship as they find themselves in 19th place. Not pressure then Fredrik.

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