Kornelius Normann Hansen left Southampton and completed a move to Stabæk on Monday.
This has been confirmed by the Norwegian club’s official website and the 19-year-old has signed a contract with Stabæk until 2022.
The attacking midfielder was with the Saints for three years and in his first two years at the English club, he was part of their U18 side. He was promoted to Southampton’s U23 side before the start of this season.
Hansen failed to make his way into Southampton’s first team and with his contract set to expire in the summer, VG claims there’s been no serious negotiations for an extension.
Stabæk’s website confirmed the Norway U18 international has returned to his country in search of ‘senior football’ and to continue his development.
Stabæk director of football Torgeir Bjarmann explained been following the youngster’s development for a long time.
“He’s a player I’ve seen a lot of times. He’s a player with energy, speed and skills – especially offensively. Here in Stabæk he will fit in very well,” Bjarmann told VG.
“I think it’s a very good way for him to come home to Norway, and he’s ready for first team football now.”
Although Hansen’s contract expires on June 30th, Southampton are entitled to receive a training allowance and VG claims Stabæk have decided against disclosing the details.