Blades Chase Norwegian Ace

Last updated : 04 January 2006 By @blades_mad1889

Brede Paulen Hangeland
The Central Defender almost signed for the Whites last summer but stayed to help steer Viking to fifth position in the league, their season of course has now finished.

The 24 year old has picked Norway has he representative country despite being born in Houston, USA and has picked up 21 international appearances.

And, with the January transfer window now open it is expected that clubs will now come in for him, even more so has his contract will end in 2006.

Incidentally, for the record Viking Stavanger where the club were Sheffield United picked up former full-back Roger Nilsen from.