Earlier this week, Kornelius Normann Hansen ended his association with Southampton by completing a move to Norwegian side Stabæk.
His contract with the Saints was set to expire at the end of June and earlier reports suggested the Premier League side were not keen on offering the 19-year-old an extension.
VG state there was a ‘mutual agreement’ between the two parties to part ways and the attacking midfielder also explained why staying at St Mary’s wasn’t the best option for him.
“There’s somehow been no place for me to fight for in the first team because they don’t play with the “[No]10” role where I think I’m the best,” he told VG.
Hansen arrived in England from Fram Larvik in 2017 and after spending the first two seasons with the Saints’ U18 side, he was promoted to their U23 side before the start of this campaign.
The teenager never featured for the first team, but he has no regrets over his time spent at Southampton.
“I don’t regret leaving. I’d go back to England ten out of ten times. It’s one of the best things I could have done, and the three years have been very educational,” Hansen explained.
The Norwegian has clear ideas for his future and stressed Stabæk is a stepping stone for him to fulfil it.
“My goal is still to play in the Premier League, but then it will be in a club where I am in the first team. Now I’m done with youth football,” he stressed.