SVINDLAND READY FOR OBOS LIGAEN CLUB?

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style=»font-weight: 400;»>19 Year old Remi Andre Svindland has been on trial at Lillestrom in recent weeks but is now close to signing a deal with a new club in the OBOS Ligaen.>

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style=»font-weight: 400;»>Fotball Kanalen sources suggest that Svindland is extremely close to signing for former side Elverum
. Svindland has been training with the team in recent days and started in a friendly against Strommen at the weekend.>

The move would be a huge boost to the newly promoted OBOS Ligaen side who would be signing the best available player for the budget they have.

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style=»font-weight: 400;»>Svindland has trained with Lillestrom for most of their pre-season and was at one point very close to signing for the Eliteserien side. A move which would have seen Svindland join Lillestrom and then loaned back to Elverum for the year has now been scrapped with neither side seeing a benefit to this deal. >

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style=»font-weight: 400;»>Lillestrom had been reluctant to pay Svindland’s former side Elverum a development fee if the move had gone ahead and so now it is looking likely that the highly rated youngster will join back up with Elverum on Wednesday.>

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style=»font-weight: 400;»>Sources also suggest that Svindland had recently turned down the opportunity to join up with Lillestrom in La Manga. Due to the fact that a potential deal with the Eliteserien side was up in the air, Svindland has now opted to try and earn a deal with his former side.>

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style=»font-weight: 400;»>The midfielder had been wanted by many clubs after the expiry of his previous deal, with OBOS Ligaen side Kongsvinger being mentioned as a potential suitor. However, Svindland was said to be unimpressed with the Hedmark team and instead looked for an Eliteserien move.>

With an Eliteserien move now off the cards, the door could well be open for Kongsvinger once more should they want to pursue the signing of Svindland, although any deal does now seem unlikely with the player close to agreeing a deal with Elverum.

The door to Lillestrom is certainly not closed, with the Eliteserien side likely to keep a close eye on Svindland’s progress this season in the OBOS Ligaen.

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style=»font-weight: 400;»>2016 saw Svindland score 6 times in 23 games for Elverum as he helped the side to promotion. After such a successful season the player was always going to attract attention from larger sides. >

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style=»font-weight: 400;»>The signing would represent a huge coup for Elverum who were resigned to losing their star midfielder. Another year in the OBOS Ligaen could do wonders for Svindland’s reputation should he live up to the potential most suggest he possesses. >

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style=»font-weight: 400;»>Elverum have already strengthened their side with Sivert Solli, Marius Hagen and Shadi Ali as they prepare for what looks like a tough year in the OBOS Ligaen. With Remi Andre Svindland now close to re-signing for the club, their midfield options and survival chances suddenly look much stronger.>