Report: Southampton to match buy-out clause for Molde goalkeeper Orjan Nyland

The 24-year-old stopper has long been tracked by Everton, but Southampton are prepared to match his buy-out clause.

As per a report in the Mirror, the Saints are preparing to match the £2.2 million buy-out clause in Orjan Nyland’s contract, ahead of a summer transfer.

Southampton are on the lookout for a new goalkeeper, with first choice Fraser Forster set to miss a number of months of next season due to a long-term injury. Kelvin Davis is not of the quality for a team with European ambitions, whilst Artur Boruc is out of contract this summer and is sure to seal a permanent transfer to Bournemouth.

This has created an opening for Nyland, who, according to the report, has long been tracked by Everton.

A Norwegian international, Nyland started his career with IL Hodd, before moving to Molde in January 2013. He has since accumulated over 70 appearances for the Norwegian giants, keeping an impressive record of conceding less than one goal a game.

He has 11 caps at international level, and at 24-years-old is considered to have a great future.

It remains to be seen whether Everton will also make a formal offer for Nyland, although with the Saints matching his buy-out clause, the Merseyside outfit will have to move quickly if they want any hope of signing him.

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