Football News

News » Premier League news » West Ham news

West Ham sign Havard Nordtveit


West Ham sign Havard Nordtveit

Nordtveit inks Hammers deal

West Ham United have secured the services of former Arsenal graduate Havard Nordtveit on a free transfer. The Norwegian links up with the Hammers following a strong season with Borussia Monchengladbach.



Nordtveit failed to make the cut at the Emirates between 2007 and 2010, and decided to pursue a challenge in the German league. Since then, he has developed into top player and is now a regular with his national side.

"It has always been a dream for me to play in the Premier League and now I have a big opportunity to do that for West Ham - I cannot wait to start," he told the Hammers' official website.

"I'm a player who can play many roles on the pitch, but I'm from Norway so maybe a little bit more running, tackles and try to spread a few balls around me. I'm looking forward to showing what I can do, but hopefully I have something to help West Ham achieve even more."

Slaven Bilic's side look to have got themselves a massive bargain in Nordtveit given his ability to play in either central defence or in the heart of midfield.

The 25-year-old racked 233 appearances during his time at Gladbach.