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Vålerenga secures the great talent Rikke Nygard (20) – VG



CHANGE CLUB: Rikke Nygard after a national match against Northern Ireland 2019. Photo: Carina Johansen, NTB

Arna Bjørnar and Vålerenga agree on an immediate transfer for Rikke Nygard (20).

She has signed a contract with the main club until August 2022.

– I look forward and am very grateful for what I have experienced with good friends in Arna-Bjørnar. There was no doubt that I wanted to go to Vålerenga now, I needed to try something new so when I got the chance I had to take it, says a happy Rikke Nygard in an interview with the club.

She is ready to play already on Sunday when Vålerenga meets Klepp in the Toppserien.

Last year, VG wrote about concrete interest from a foreign Champions League club, but Nygard has chosen to stay in Norway and now Vålerenga.

– We have long followed Rikke’s development and have emphasized that we act very orderly in relation to Arna-Bjørnar. Rikke has some qualities that we have wanted in the squad, and the fact that she now wanted a transfer to us means that we strengthen ourselves in the regular final sprint in the Toppserien. We will also qualify for the Champions League, so it was important to get an agreement in place with Arna-Bjørnar and Rikke Nygard already in this transfer window, says sports director Eli Landsem.

Nygård made her debut in the national team last autumn when she was replaced in the European Championship qualifier against Northern Ireland. She made her debut in the Toppserien for Arna-Bjørnar already as a 15-year-old.

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