Leicester among Premier League clubs tracking Norwegian

Pete O'Rourke

HITC Sport understands a number of Premier League sides are tracking Norwegian midfielder Kristoffer Zachariassen.

Sander Berge of Genk and Kristoffer Zachariassen of Sarpsborg fight for the ball during the UEFA Europa League Group I match between KRC Genk and Sarpsborg 08 at Cristal Arena on December...Kristoffer Zachariassen (R) in action against Genk for Sarpsborg in the Europa League

Leicester City are among several Premier League clubs keeping tabs on highly-rated Sarpsborg midfielder Kristoffer Zachariassen, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Zachariassen has emerged on the radar of a number of clubs across Europe after catching the eye for Sarpsborg in the Europa League this season.

The powerful central midfielder helped Sarpsborg qualify for the Europa League group stages, scoring three goals in the competition this season, and his all-round performances have brought him to the attention of clubs in bigger European leagues.

Leicester have been keeping tabs on Zachariassen’s progress for some time, as they see his all-action style as being ideal for the Premier League.

Manager Claude Puel during the Leicester City training session at Belvoir Drive Training Complex on December 21, 2018 in Leicester, United Kingdom.

The 24-year-old has established himself as a key member of the Sarpsborg side since joining in January 2017 and he is being tipped to break into the Norway squad in the near future.

Sarpsborg are aware of the growing interest in the goal-scoring midfielder and they are bracing themselves for offers from some top European sides for Zachariassen.

Sarpsborg's Kristoffer Zachariassen celebrates scoring with his team-mates  during the UEFA Europa League Group I football match Sarpsborg v RC Genk in Sarpsborg, Norway on October 4, 2018....

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