Ostigard pens new deal and moves on loan

Defender will spend campaign in the Potteries.

By Charlie Hanson • 10 August 2021

By Paul Hazlewood
Leo Ostigard spent last season on loan with Coventry City.

Brighton and Hove Albion defender Leo Ostigard has signed a new one-year contract, and will head out on a season-long loan to Championship outfit Stoke City.

The 21-year-old had an impressive spell in the second-tier last season with Coventry.

Head coach Graham Potter said, “Leo has spent pre-season with the first team here and has demonstrated how much his game has developed during his time with Coventry.

“This move to Stoke will hopefully see him play regularly and continue with his progression.

“David Weir and his team will be in close contact with Leo throughout the year, and we wish him well for the season.”

The Norway international joined Albion in 2018 from Molde, having spent time on loan with Viking FK prior to the move.

The centre-back headed out to the German 2. Bundesliga for the 2019/20 season, making a real impression as he made 29 appearances for St Pauli.

He got his first taste of English football last season with the Sky Blues, who comfortably avoided relegation as Ostigard played 40 times, scoring once – an important goal towards the end of the season against Rotherham United.