Livingston have confirmed the signing of United States international Sebastian Soto on loan from Norwich City after loan stints with Dutch side Telstar and FC Porto.
The West Lothian side announced the news ahead of tonight’s game with Rangers at Ibrox as the 21-year-old looks to get regular action under his belt.
Soto scored twice on his senior international debut in a 6-2 win against Panama in November 2020 and Livingston boss David Martindale is excited to work with the striker after his move to the SPFL was confirmed.
“Sebastian was on our radar in the summer but we missed out to FC Porto but it hasn’t quite worked out for him over in Portugal and the opportunity came up again a few weeks ago and fortunately this time, we’ve been successful.” Martindale said.
“Sebastian has represented the USA from under 17 level right through to the full national team and has scored goals at every level from 19’s onwards, including two against Panama for the senior side. He has played for Hannover 96 in the Bundesliga before being purchased by Norwich City so he is a really exciting signing for us.
“Last season he went on loan to the Dutch second tier, scoring 7 goals in 12 games before being recalled by Norwich.
“He comes with a fantastic CV and I’m looking forward to seeing how he adapts to Scottish football and as a manager, I’m relishing the opportunity to work with him and see what he can bring to the club.
“He can play anywhere across the front 3 but is predominantly a number 9.
“Sebastian has made a lot of sacrifices to make the move to Livingston happen so it’s refreshing to see the desire from the player to come up and play with ourselves in the Scottish Premiership.
“A massive thanks must go to Sebastian, Norwich City and the players agent for giving the club the opportunity to work with Sebastian over the coming months.”
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