Icelandic striker signs for Wolves

Icelandic national football star Bjorn Sigurdarson has agreed to sign for English side Wolverhampton in a four-year deal.

The details of the contract are still to be finalised and the fee for the striker has not been disclosed.

The signing, which is expected to take place on July 13, is the first to be made by new Scandinavian manager Stale Solbakken.

Sigurdarson, who is the half-brother of former Wolves player Joey Gudjonsson, will however have to play four more matches for his current Norwegian side Lillestrom before the deal can be finalised.

“Negotiations have been slightly more complex than usual due to the Norwegian league being halfway through the season,” explained Wolves chief executive Jez Moxey.”But, as a result of extensive discussions, we now have an agreement.

“Bjorn is a young and exciting striker and has been very keen to join us, particularly to work with our new manager Stale Solbakken. He is an exciting young prospect who has the quality to help us achieve our aims both in the short and long term,” Moxey added.

The 21-year-old, who has scored seven goals in 11 appearances for Lillestrom this season, made his international debut in a match against Cyprus last September.