It is now clear that Sondre Langås will be a Viking player in the next few years. During the weekend, Ranheim and Viking agreed on the terms of the transfer. Thus, the centre-back ends 54 official games for Ranheim in this round, after he signed a professional contract with Ranheim in the winter of 2020.
The stopper giant joined Ranheim’s recruitment team in 2019. Before that, he played for Namsos in his youth.
Since his entry into the club, Sondre has distinguished himself as a fantastically nice boy with an exceptional personality and attitude to both training, matches and tasks for the club outside the pitch.
Coach Kåre Ingebrigsten says we are losing a good player who needs to be replaced, which is necessary for the club to develop further.
– That is how the food chain in football is. Buying and selling players. We have now had several bids for Sondre, and Viking was the most suitable for him. Sondre has played consistently well since he got the opportunity, and now he gets the opportunity to play at the highest level in Norway, we should be proud of that. Finding a new stopper in the middle of a season can be demanding, but we have noted some names on the block. tells Kåre about Langås’ sale to Viking.
Managing director Frank Lidahl describes the transition as good for all parties.
– It is always sad when someone leaves Ranheim. At the same time, this is an important part of developing the club, good player sales help to be able to invest further in several areas. That Sondre was going to leave Ranheim during the year is something we have agreed on for a long time. The interest surrounding him at the start of the summer has been good, and Viking has distinguished itself as the club that really wanted to link Sondre and through good dialogue we have reached an agreement on financial terms that we as a club are satisfied with. This transition is the biggest to date in Ranheim, it is a natural development and in line with what we are aiming for in the years ahead as well. We must realize dreams and it happens on several levels. We will develop players and teams, win matches ourselves and chase the Eliteserien. As a club, we have many dreams that we must realize. At the same time, there must be dynamism in the work with the playing squad, with both players in and out. There is no contradiction in this, the more skilled we become at this – the stronger the club and finances we will get, which reinforces our opportunities to take new steps as a club.
We thank Sondre for good years in Ranheim and send him the best wishes on the way forward, and we congratulate Viking and Stavanger on getting another fantastic Trønder for the club and the city.