Sparta Rotterdam has attracted two new players on Thursday. The Norwegians Joshua Kitolano and Tobias Lauritsen both come from Odds BK from their own country.

    Twenty-year-old midfielder Kitolano, who was still in the picture at Feyenoord last year, signed a contract for four seasons at Het Kasteel. The four-year-older striker Lauritsen signed a three-season contract, with an option for another year.

    Kitolano is a Norwegian youth international, who made his debut for Odds BK at the age of sixteen and has now played more than a hundred games. Lauritsen is a fixture at the Norwegian club, scoring four goals in 11 games this season. The two players will finish the first half of the season in Norway and will join Sparta at the end of July.

    “These are two players that we had been eyeing for a while,” says Sparta technical director Gerard Nijkamp. “Joshua is a player with a lot of potential, who was on the list at many clubs for a reason. Despite his young age, he already has a lot of experience and he is clearly ready for the next step.”

    According to Nijkamp, ​​Sparta has found the striker that suits the team’s playing style with Lauritsen. “Tobias is a player that we have followed for a long time and who convinced us of his qualities, because he can be of value to Sparta as a point of contact but also as a goalscorer. We knew that there were also clubs in other countries that would like to take him over. so we are happy that his choice fell on Sparta.”

    Sparta has already attracted six players this transfer period. The Rotterdammers previously strengthened themselves with Charles-Andreas Brym (FC Eindhoven), Mike Eerdhuijzen (FC Volendam), Youri Schoonderwaldt (ADO Den Haag), Nick Olij (NAC Breda), Arno Verschueren (Lommel SK) and Omar Rekik (Arsenal, rent). ).