Southampton complete Vegard Forren deal

Southampton seal Forren capture
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Southampton announce the signing of Vegard Forren from Molde FK after the player snubbed a trial at Liverpool.

Southampton have finalised the transfer of Vegard Forren from Molde for an undisclosed fee.

The defender was expected to complete a switch to the South-Coast side after deciding to reject a trial at Premier League rivals Liverpool.

The transfer comes just hours after manager Nigel Adkins was sacked and replaced by former Espanyol boss Mauricio Pochettino.

"It's a dream come true for me," Forren told the club's official website. "Southampton is a big club in the Premier League, which is where I have always wanted to come and play football.

"When I was told of the interest from Southampton, straight away I wanted to come and talk to the chairman. We had a chat and I was very impressed, there was no doubt that this is where I wanted to be.

"The plan the chairman has for this club is fantastic. There is a good, young squad here and the way they play fits me well, so I hope I can join the team and get some good results."

Forren, who will wear the number 15 shirt, could make his debut against Everton on Monday evening.

Matt Le Tissier on June 19, 2008
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