Brighton agree deal for Norwegian starlet Agouda

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HITC Sport understands Brighton have agreed deal for Abdul-Basit Agouda.

Brighton & Hove Albion have agreed a deal for highly-rated Norway Under-19 international Abdul-Basit Agouda, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Stromgodset striker Agouda is regarded as one of the best young talents in Scandinavia after impressing for club and country over the last 12 months.

General view of The Amex Community Stadium  before the gameGeneral view of The Amex Community Stadium 

Agouda, who is of Ghanaian descent, joined Stromgodset from Skeid in January 2015 and he has been winning rave reviews in Norway.

The 17-year-old has been on the radar of a number of European clubs after catching the eye while playing for Norway at Under-17 and Under-19 level.

Spanish giants Real Madrid have been keeping tabs on Agouda for a couple of years, while Premier League outfit Middlesbrough were interested in signing Agouda, but Stromgodset rejected their bid for the skilful attacker.

Brighton manager Chris Hughton before the matchBrighton manager Chris Hughton 

Brighton have stolen a march on their rivals for Agouda by moving quickly to agree a deal with Stromgodset and the teenager has linked with Chris Hughton's side for training so that they can have a closer look at him.

Brighton see Agouda as very much one for the future and he is initially expected to link up with the club's Under-23s side before progressing into Hughton's first-team plans.

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