West Ham United has added another promising young player to its squad, signing Norway U-19 international attack Thea Kyvåg from LSK Kvinner.
Earlier this year, Kyvåg was apart of the Norway squad in the UEFA Women’s U19 Championship. Her skills helped Norway clinch a spot in the finals, unfortunately only finishing runners-up. On the way to the final she played a huge role in wins against France, Germany and Sweden.
“It’s always been a dream of mine to play outside of Norway, and I’ve always looked up to players that have made the move to the Barclays Women’s Super League,” she said.
“I would describe myself as someone that likes to get forward, to be direct and ultimately, help the team win matches.
“It will be amazing to begin this new adventure in England and to test myself in the best league in the world.”
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The forward, who normally plays as an attacking winger can play many positions. She is also seen as an aggressive wing-back with her speed, athleticism and skill.
Signing a three-year contract with the Hammers, Kyvåg becomes their eighth signing in a matter of months as they look to build a formidable line-up.
Playing three seasons for LSK Kvinner in the Toppserien competiton, Kyvåg slowly cemented her spot in the starting 11. Recently, she started in 12 of her 14 appearances last season. During this, she scored two goals and assisted one.
Hammers manager Paul Konchesky is looking forward to having Kyvåg in the squad. He believes he will be able to develop her into a premium star, and the rest of the league should watch out.
“Thea is someone that we believe fits the mould of what we’re trying to create at West Ham. She is athletic, likes to get forward and is another exciting young player to add to our group,” Konchesky said.
“Thea already has plenty of senior matches under her belt in Norway, and is someone that we are confident we will be able to develop into a superb player.”
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