Rovers have made midfielder Sondre Tronstad their second summer signing.

The 27-year-old will join on a three-year deal when his contract expires at Vitesse Arnhem.

Tronstad is leaving the Dutch club after three-and-half years with Vitesse where he has made 114 appearances for the club since January 2020.

The Norwegian will add experience to Rovers’ midfield options and becomes the second signing with Niall Ennis having already joined on a free transfer after leaving Plymouth Argyle.

Tronstad is a defensive-minded midfielder and will fill the void left by Tyler Morton, with the Liverpool loanee having played 46 times during his season-long stay in 2022/23.

He will supplement the four homegrown options available to Jon Dahl Tomasson, and becomes the club’s first overseas signing since the arrival of director of football Gregg Broughton who has been keen to extend the transfer search into Europe.

Tronstad qualifies for a work permit because of his extensive minutes with Vitesse, while he also spent two years with Huddersfield Town earlier in his career, though without making a senior appearance for the club.

Capped once by Norway back in November 2018, he started out at IK Start in his homeland before the switch to the John Smith’s Stadium.

He returned to Norway with Haugesund where he clocked up 137 appearances in four years with the club, scoring five goals and adding 12 assists.

Tronstad then moved to the Netherlands to team up with Vitesse, signing a three-and-a-half year deal in January 2020.

It is that deal which is now at an end, having played 114 appearances for the club, including starting 21 of their 34 Eredivisie matches in 2022/23.

He leaves Vitesse having scored nine times and added two assists.

Rovers were hoping to get three deals over the line before the end of June, with two now completed, ahead of the players returning to pre-season training next week.