Sondre Tronstad moves to Huddersfield Town on a two-and-a-half-year deal.
Huddersfield Town have completed the signing of Norwegian youth international midfielder Sondre Tronstad.
The 18-year-old has joined the Terriers, pending international clearance, after his current contract with two-time champions IK Start came to an end at the close of the Norwegian season in November 2013 and Sondre chose to move to another club.
Sondre’s contract will run until the end of June 2016, with the Club having an option of a further year’s extension at that point.
He will join the Club’s First Team squad, but also qualifies as an Under-21 player and is expected to begin his Town career playing matches in that group.
Town manager Mark Robins said: “As part of our scouting activity in Scandinavia we watched Sondre on a number of occasions for IK Start as well as on international duty with Norway before we invited him to spend a week with us in late November 2013 after his season and contract ended.
“He impressed me and our staff during that training period; he has great technical ability and a superb passing range. He’s a central midfielder and is able to play as a deep-lying player or as a more advanced ‘number 10’.
“Sondre is only 18 years old and we believe can develop further with us. He has a real desire to learn and do well, so we’re excited about working with him over the coming weeks and months.
“We are building a group of young players, through a balance of careful acquisition and developing our Academy; that is getting stronger, with lots of potential and incorporating types that fit the long-term philosophy of the Club.”
Sondre will take the number 32 shirt at Huddersfield Town.