Sheffield United striker Jordan Hallam has joined Norwegian side Viking FK on loan.

Viking play their football in the OBOS-ligaen, which is the second division of Norwegian football. They were relegated from the top flight last season.

Hallam, who is 19 years-old, spent time at Viking on trial in February and impressed for them which has resulted in them signing him on loan.

He spent the first half of this campaign on loan at National League North side Southport. He played 10 times for the non-league outfit, scoring twice.

He is highly rated at Sheffield United and he came up through their academy. He made his debut for the Blades in November 2016 in an EFL Cup fixture against Grimsby Town.

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has let him leave on loan so he can gain some more first-team experience. Viking is his destination and he will be hoping to score the goals to get them back in the Norwegian top flight.

Viking are one of the most successful clubs in Norway and have many honours to their name. They have won the first division title eight times, the second division twice and the Norwegian Cup on five occasions. Relegation last season was a big blow for them but they are hopeful of an immediate return to the first division.

The transfer to Viking, who have played in the Champions League and the Europa League in the past, is a great opportunity for Jordan Hallam and is one that he will look to grasp with both hands.

 


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