Brighton & Hove Albion’s Leo Skiri Østigård spent the 2019/20 season on loan at FC St. Pauli and was a regular figure in their defence.
The 2. Bundesliga season completed at the end of last month and the 20-year-old has returned to the Amex.
This has been reported by Kicker and they provide more information on the centre-back’s situation.
It’s claimed St. Pauli sporting director Andreas Bornemann would like to have the Norway U21 international for the next season, but his side are facing a ‘problem’.
The defender’s contract with Graham Potter’s side runs down in 2021 and it’s highly unlikely the Seagulls would allow the defender go out on loan without securing his future.
According to the report, the decision on Østigård will not be taken until the end of the season because Brighton are yet finish this campaign.
Another report from Kicker mention about Viktor Gyökeres, who was also on loan from Brighton at St. Pauli.
His temporary stay with the 2. Bundesliga side has also come to an end and the latter would be willing to take the forward on loan from one more season.
Kicker explain St. Pauli’s chances of signing 22-year-old Swede will improve if Brighton avoid relegation because Gyökeres is unlikely to get opportunities if his parent club continue in the Premier League. Therefore, a loan move to the German side would be a good option for him.