Orjan Nyland has signed a nine-month deal and will provide goalkeeping cover in the absence of RB Leipzig captain Peter Gulacsi. - © Imago
Orjan Nyland has signed a nine-month deal and will provide goalkeeping cover in the absence of RB Leipzig captain Peter Gulacsi. - © Imago
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RB Leipzig sign Orjan Nyland to cover Peter Gulacsi injury

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RB Leipzig have signed Norway international Orjan Nyland until the end of the season, with regular No.1 Peter Gulacsi out with a serious knee injury.

Nyland has penned a nine-month deal with Die Roten Bullen, who were able to sign the 40 cap Norwegian outside of the transfer window as he was without a club.

Leipzig's new arrival has previous experience in German football, having played 18 times for Ingolstadt in the Bundesliga from 2015 to 2017 and notching up a further 30 appearances in the second division following the club's 2016/17 relegation.

"I'm proud to be part of RB Leipzig and that I had the opportunity to support the goalkeeping team at such short notice," said Nyland.

"Of course, I would have preferred different circumstances for my move and I very much hope that Peter Gulacsi's healing process will go quickly and going positively. I'm really looking forward to getting to know the team and having a successful season together with my teammates."

Since then, Nyland has represented Aston Villa, Norwich, Bournemouth and, most recently, Reading in England. He now moves the Red Bull Arena after Gulacsi tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee against Celtic in the UEFA Champions League last week.

Janis Blaswich started the 1-1 draw with Mainz on Matchday 9 and Nyland will now compete with the 31-year-old - a summer signing himself - for a position between the posts while club captain Gulacsi is out injured. Nyland cannot, however, be registered for the Champions League until January.

Gulacsi's teammates wore t-shirts in support of their injured colleague at Mainz ahead of the Hungarian 'keeper having surgery on his knee in Innsbruck the following day. The club have confirmed that he will not return to action this year.