Vegard Forren admits Ole Gunnar Solskjaer influence

Forren admits Solskjaer influence
© PA Photos
Vegard Forren says that fellow Norwegian Ole Gunnar Solskjaer persuaded him to move to play in England with Southampton.

New Southampton defender Vegard Forren has revealed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was a massive factor in his move to the Premier League.

The 24-year-old left Molde earlier this month to make the move to St Mary's after rejecting the chance to have a trial at Liverpool.

The Norwegian centre-back admits that his old boss was keen on persuading his compatriot to make the switch to England.

"For me [Solskjaer] has meant everything to me, he is a great coach and I have taken big steps because of him," said Forren.

"I spoke a lot to him about the move and he really wanted to give me this opportunity so I have to thank him for that.

"I haven't spoken to him in the last week but maybe I will give him a call soon. He thinks it is a good step for me and a club on the way up."

Forren is yet to appear for the Saints.

St Mary's Stadium
Read Next:
Forren opts for Southampton?
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account