The LA Galaxy confirmed on Friday what had been widely suspected, as Jorgen Skjelvik departs the club on loan to Danish club Odense Boldklub (also known as OB) for the 2020 season.
“We think this deal will benefit everyone involved,” said LA Galaxy general manager Dennis te Kloese in a team statement. “We wish Jorgen the best of luck in Denmark.”
The 28-year-old spent the last two seasons at the Galaxy, making 52 regular-season appearances, scoring a goal and four assists. Playing mostly as a center back, he also filled in at full back, but never fully convinced in MLS and the club appeared to continually aim to find an upgrade at his position.
This will be Skjelvik’s first experience playing in Denmark, although he’s got experience playing in both Sweden and his native Norway prior to his move to the Galaxy. OB will be looking for an immediate upgrade, most likely, as they sit in 8th place in the Danish Superliga, in the relegation round half of the table, but on the bright side they’re only one point out of the championship round at the halfway point of the season.
Since it’s a loan, it’s possible Skjelvik could return to the Galaxy after his loan, but that seems unlikely. We’ll see what happens, but this is likely the end of the defender’s stint in L.A. Happy trails and best of luck.
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