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Freddie's Dream Move

10 March 2015

Clarets new boy Fredrik Ulvestad admits he is pinching himself at sealing a “dream” Premier League move to Turf Moor.

The Norwegian international has signed a three-year deal as a free agent after turning down a new deal at hometown side Aalesunds FK.

And the 22-year-old, who will be put through a mini pre-season, already has his sights set on gaining full match fitness and challenging for a place in the Clarets squad.

Ulvestad said: “I am very pleased and really looking forward to playing for Burnley, so I am very excited.

“It’s a dream for me, so now I just need to get in shape and get ready to play.

“It’s a different culture here and I am coming from pre-season, so maybe I will need a little bit of time.

“The season finished in Norway in November, so it has been a while since I’ve played a game, but I will do my best and work hard to try and be ready as soon as possible.”

Ulvestad had interest from several Bundesliga clubs after declaring his intention to leave Norway at the end of their domestic season.

But the central midfielder admitted a move to England was always his intention.

He said: “England was always a big draw and it’s always a dream for every player to play in the biggest league in the world.

“Burnley is a big club and the people here have been really kind to me so far. I came here last month and now I’m really looking forward to this adventure.”

Ulvestad’s solitary full cap for Norway came in August 2014, when he appeared against the UAE in Stavenger.

And the ambitious midfielder, who previously earned 14 U21 caps and two U23 caps for his country, insists he hopes to add to his tally by impressing the Turf Moor faithful.

He insisted: “I have ambitions to play for Norway, but I know I have to do well here and hopefully things will go well and I can earn more caps.

“For me, it’s all about getting in the team here first. I want a starting place and that’s my main ambition.”



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