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Livingston sign USA international Sebastian Soto on loan from Norwich

The 21-year-old forward will move to the Tony Macaroni Arena until the end of the season.

Livingston sign USA international Sebastian Soto on loan from Norwich SNS Group

Livingston have announced the loan signing of United States international Sebastian Soto.

The 21-year-old, who operates anywhere across the front three, makes the move from Norwich City to Livingston on a six-month deal.

Soto, who spent the first half of the season on loan at FC Porto B, has played at all levels for the USA from under 19s, and scored twice on his debut for the senior team.

Livingston manager David Martindale said: “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.

“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 seven 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 three but is predominantly a number nine.

“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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