Brighton have made their first January signing, bringing in Norweigan goalkeeper Cecilie Fiskerstrand.
Fiskerstrand has signed an 18-month deal with the Seagulls following the expiration of her contract at LSK Kvinner.
The 23-year-old was part of the Norway squad at last year’s World Cup despite not making an appearance.
Fiskerstrand played 20 games for LSK last season. She was also an important part of their run to the Champions League Quarter-Final in the 2018/19 season.
She won four consecutive titles in the Norweigan top tier, being ever-present for the last three seasons.
Brighton manager Hope Powell is very excited at the signing of Fiskerstrand. She said: “We are delighted to welcome Cecilie to the club, and is someone with proven experience of playing at the highest level.
“Alongside Megan Walsh and Sophie Harris, she will add to the increased competition for places in the goalkeeping positions and will be a valuable addition to the squad.
“She is a player that we’ve monitored for quite some time, and we are very much looking forward to working with her in the months ahead.”
Fiskerstrand is looking forward to playing in the WSL for the first time. The 23-year-old said: “It’s a club with a great structure, brilliant facilities, and the girls are a great bunch of people.
“Hope [Powell] was another big reason why I signed here, and she made a great impression on me and as both a coach and a person.
“I’ve played in a lot of big matches, and when you’ve played for a team like LSK, you get to play in the Champions League.” The Norweigan said. “We played against the likes of Barcelona and Man City.
“This season, the biggest goal is to stay in this league. I want to help the team develop wherever I can, and I want to develop as a player too.”
Cecilie Fiskerstrand will wear the number 25 shirt for Brighton. She won’t be part of the squad for this Sunday’s clash with Liverpool.
Her move is still pending international clearance.