The Premier League club owns Ostegaard despite the fact that he has not played a single minute with the first team.
He has sent the team from southern England to the Norwegian on a number of loans since he bought it from Molde in 2018.
He was at St Pauli, Coventry and Stoke City before loaning him to Genoa in January, picking up his Serie A achievements this spring.
It also led to his progression in the national team, starting with great success both of Norway’s two matches so far in June: a 1-0 win over Serbia followed by a 2-1 win over Sweden.
In both matches, Østigård was among the top players in the Norwegian media player exchange.
And while he is a key player for Norway in their intense Nations League programme, there are also important negotiations going on behind the scenes.
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According to TV 2 information, negotiations have already been underway for nearly four weeks between first-division clubs Napoli and Brighton regarding the transfer of Leo Skerry Ostegaard.
Napoli are very interested in signing a stopper from Åndalsnes and have made an official offer for the player.
Transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano announced earlier this week that Napoli’s offer was for three million euros (30 million kroner).
According to TV 2 information, this is the amount that Napoli will pay immediately. The offer also consists of many different bonuses related to matches and achievements that can increase the total package by several tens of millions of kroner.
However, Brighton refused this offer. As TV 2 understands it, Brighton requires a total package that approaches a three-digit amount of one million NOK.
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However, there is still optimism that Ostegaard’s transfer may be imminent, something that was apparently hinted at by national team manager Stol Solbachen when he gave an interview to TV 2 ahead of Sunday’s match against Sweden.
“Maybe the lion might have something,” said Solbakken, when asked about the possibility of a metamorphosis.
– Did you know?
– I have a feeling about it.
Are you talking about Naples then?
– I didn’t mention anything, me.
– You mentioned something!
– No, I mentioned that I have a feeling.
– what does that mean?
“I have a feeling you work on TV 2, that’s right,” Solbakken concluded before leaving the interview with a smile.
Leo Skiri Østigård was repeatedly asked about the Napoli rumors during the rally, but he did not want to comment on the future.
His agent Jim Solbakken did not respond to TV 2’s inquiries.
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