Date: 28th January 2016 at 8:17am
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Yesterday Brighton and Hove Albion added Norwegian youngster Henrik Rorvik Bjordal to our ranks for an undisclosed fee.

The Under 21 international comes into us from Aalesunds FK and the right sided player passed his medical at the Elite Performance Centre with flying colours and penned a contract keeping him with us until the summer of 2018.

The 18 year old has been signed for the Development Squad and manager Chris Hughton has said that the aim is for him to develop further and settle and then hopefully challenge for a first team spot next season.

Speaking to the Official Site the gaffer explained of his capture.

‘I’m delighted to welcome Henrik to the club. He’s an exciting young prospect, a quick player who can play as a winger or attacking midfielder. He already has a good deal of experience for his age having played a great number of games at senior level in Norway’s top division. He broke through to the senior team in Norway at a very young age and established himself quickly at his club; here, he will begin with our under-21 squad, and has the opportunity to make that step up into our first-team squad.’

Having come through Aalesunds youth ranks, he has been a regular in their first team for the last two years having made his debut as a fresh faced 16 year old back in May 2013.

His breakthrough year saw him take in 25 appearances in 2014, and in 2015 he’s been an ever present for them.

In total his experience stretches to 60 games in three years and four goals, with 54 of those appearances being in the Norwegian Tippeligaen.

He also represented his country at every youth level from under-15s to the under-21s.

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