FREDRIK Ulvestad might not be a name that is well known outside of Norway, but he is well thought of domestically.

The 22-year-old midfielder made his debut for hometown club Aalesunds in the Norwegian Tippeligaen when he was 17 and has been a regular ever since, making over 100 appearances for the club before leaving at the end of last season, when his contract expired.

During his time at the Color Line Stadion, he also made eight appearances in the UEFA Europa League qualifiers and contributed two goals.

He made 14 appearances for the national under-21 side and made his full debut on August 27 last year, playing the whole of the second half in Norway’s 0-0 draw against the United Arab Emirates.

During his time at Aalesunds Ulvestad scored 14 goals in 106 games, and last season he found the back of the net three times in 32 games.

He was training with Burnley during February, and had also attracted the interest of Bundesliga side Hannover 96.