West Brom sign Norwegian defender Heggem

Torbjorn Heggem
Torbjorn Heggem made 40 appearances for IF Brommapojkarna following his arrival in January 2023 [Getty Images]

West Bromwich Albion have made their second summer signing by bringing in Norwegian defender Torbjørn Heggem from Swedish top-flight outfit Brommapojkarna on a three-year deal.

Albion have paid an undisclosed fee for the 25-year-old Norwegian, who follows the arrival of Mali midfielder Ousmane Diakite.

“Torbjorn has the versatility to play in any of the positions across the defensive line," Baggies head coach Carlos Corberan said.

"He is a player capable of taking responsibility, playing out from the back and managing the ball well with both feet."

“English football has always been the biggest thing in Norway," Heggem added.

"To play in England is a dream for every boy growing up there.

“It’s all happened pretty quickly, and I’m really happy about that. I haven’t thought too much about it, I just felt it was the right thing to do from the very start.

“I feel like the head coach is very ambitious. He was telling me about his training ideas and the way he wants to coach. He really wants to get the best out of every player. That will suit me well. I’m ambitious player, so it will be a good match.”

Albion, beaten by Southampton in the Championship play-off semi-finals in May, are under new ownership and looking to get back to the English top flight for the first time since being relegated in 2021.