Burnley sign Norway international on a free transfer

Burnley have added to their squad by taking free agent Fredrik Ulvestad on a three-year contract following his release from Aalesunds FK.

The 22-year-old, who has one international cap for Norway, made over 100 appearances for his homeland club, but decided against signing a new contract. Instead he headed to England earlier this year to have a training spell with the Clarets, and after impressing the Premier League club, Sean Dyche was happy to hand the midfielder a contract which is designed to run until 2018.

“Fredrik came into the club to spend some time with us earlier this year,” Dyche told the Burnley website. “It’s a new challenge for him now, not only on the pitch but off it too in terms of culture. He has gained a full international cap and is learning and gaining experience all the time. We know how tough the Premier League is, so he will be given time to adjust to that accordingly.”

The Clarets are currently 19th in the top-flight standings with just 10 matches to go, and haven’t recorded a win since beating Queens Park Rangers 2-1 on 10 January. Since then they have lost five times and drawn twice, leaving them three points adrift of safety. Life is unlikely to get any easier this weekend, when champions Manchester City provide the opposition at Turf Moor.

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