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CITY CONFIRM DEAL FOR JO INGE BERGET

PUBLISHED

16:30 24th January 2014

by @CardiffCityFC

Cardiff sign Norwegian International forward from Molde FK

CITY are delighted to confirm the arrival of Norwegian International forward Jo Inge Berget from Molde FK for an undisclosed fee.

The 23-year-old forward arrives at Cardiff City Stadium on a two-and-a-half year deal alongside fellow Norwegian’s Magnus Wolff Eikrem and Mats Møller Dæhli as manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s third signing of the January transfer window.

Speaking ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup with Budweiser fourth round tie with Bolton Wanderers, Solskjær said of his new signing: “I’m delighted to welcome Jo to the club. He went through his medical last night and signed his contract this morning.

“He’s a forward and full Norwegian International and arrives on a very good deal for us. He knows the way I want to play, he’s a secondary frontman and is a very strong and intelligent footballer. He’ll do well for us.”

Berget, who will wear squad number 34 for the Bluebirds, arrives at Cardiff City Stadium as another member of Molde FK’s successful Tippeligaen title winning squad of 2011 and 2012.

A four time capped Norwegian International forward, Berget made 63 appearances for Molde, scoring 17 goals, also adding the Norwegian Domestic Cup to his honours list in November 2013.

Berget started his career at fellow Norwegian outfit Lyn Oslo before making to move to Italy and Serie A with Udinese. After three years developing through the youth ranks at Stadio Friuli, including a year on-loan back in Norway with Stromsgodset, Berget made the permanent switch to Molde in 2011.

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