Dijon FCO have today confirmed the signing of Icelandic goalkeeper Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson from FC Nordsjælland.
The 23-year-old signs on a four-year contract after playing in the Danish league for three years.
Chief scout Sebastien Larcier underlined Rúnarsson’s precocious ability as well as his mental maturity in being key to their pursuit of the former KR Reykjavik youth protégé, “When we discovered his profile, the interest was immediately strong…He is technically talented, he is not afraid to play high and has very good footwork. In addition, he has the temperament and charisma”.
Rúnarsson has represented his country throughout all age groups, including three senior caps that were earned in 2017 and is subsequently part of Iceland’s 23-man World Cup squad, having been named on the bench in the 1-1 draw with Group D opponents Argentina on June 16.