RBK is in final negotiations with the Icelandic league leader Breidablik regarding an agreement for the club’s top scorer Ísak Snaer Thorvaldsson, Nettavisen and Nidaros are informed.
The clubs have been in dialogue and negotiated a transfer recently and according to the information should be close to an agreement.
The 21-year-old with a past in, among other things, the English club Norwich has recorded 13 goals and nine assists in 18 league games in Iceland. In addition, there were three goals in five games in the Europa Conference League qualifiers, where Breidablik finally came out against Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir.
Rosenborg has shown an interest in Thorvaldsson over a longer period in 2022 and quickly made the U21 national team player one of their priorities this autumn, heading into the 2023 season.
Thorvaldsson is currently with the Icelandic U21 national team, who face the Czech Republic in playoff matches for next year’s European Championship finals. A championship Norway is already qualified for.
From what Nettavisen understands, only small details separate the clubs from reaching an agreement on the terms of the agreement. Thorvaldsson is also said to be keen on the RBK transfer, which will apply from and after the Norwegian transfer window opens again on 1 January 2023.
A Swedish club is also said to have shown concrete interest, but unless something unforeseen happens, the Icelander with a past in Norwich, among others, will sign with the Trønders.
– We follow many players, and we watch a lot of Icelandic football. There are many good talents there, there is in Denmark, Sweden and Norway as well, says sports director Mikael Dorsin in Rosenborg to Nidaros when asked if he is familiar with the player.
– Are you in dialogue with Breidablik?
– I can’t comment on that, but when you inquire about different players, you talk to clubs, but then there is a long way from interest to a transfer, Dorsin continues.
Nettavisen has tried to get in touch with Breidablik’s sports manager Olafur Kristjansson, but has not succeeded in making contact.