West Ham United have sold defender Håvard Nordtveit to Bundesliga club Hoffenheim and it seems Hammers fans aren’t terribly sad to see him go.
The 26-year-old Norway international only arrived in East London last summer on a free transfer from another Bundesliga club, Borussia Mönchengladbach, and it looked like a shrewd bit of business by Slaven Bilic at the time.
Hoffenheim have confirmed the signing of Havard Nordtveit.pic.twitter.com/8Mcuw5QCGa
— West Ham Central (@WestHam_Central) June 20, 2017
But he really failed to impress in the Premier League, amidst claims he was repeatedly played out of position.
Bilic often deployed Nordtveit as a right-back, and he failed to adjust to the pace and power of English football.
Nordtveit joined Hoffenheim this afternoon on a deal until 2022, and considering West Ham managed to get around £2 million in return, supporters are absolutely delighted:
Harvard Nordtveit has been sold. Party at my house. Everyone is invited
— Jamie (@VerrattiEN) June 20, 2017
Thank fuck Nordtveit has gone. One below average, absolute bargain basement player gone. Ridiculous signing from the start.
— Chris Smith ⚒ (@ChrisJSmithWH12) June 20, 2017
If selling Nordtveit means Joshy Cullen gets a bigger chance next season then happy days. If not it's a strange one. Now for some signings ⚒
— JL ⚒ (@JakeLoadman) June 20, 2017
YES NORDTVEIT HAS GONE THANK FUCK FOR THAT
— Chezz (@cYerrell) June 20, 2017
Excuses and reasons will be made but Harvard Nordtveit was a bag of wank. pic.twitter.com/0eXrfAPJpi
— Vinny Ryan (@vinnywhufc) June 20, 2017
— Ricky Galer (@WHUricky55) June 20, 2017
NORDTVEIT HAS GONE I REPEAT NORDTVEIT HAS GONE
Praise the lord ?
— Dave ⚒ (@15_boyd) June 20, 2017
Nordtveit gone. Useless
— Steveh' ⚒ (@Steveh245) June 20, 2017
Nordtveit is gone! What do we think? IMO it was the right thing to do. I didn't work out as expected for both parts.
— Trym Riise (@trymriise) June 20, 2017
How can anyone have rated Nordtveit lmao, piss poor for 90% of the season, had 1 or 2 decent games, 1 or 2 average games. The rest was shit
— Ted Powell (@tedwhufc) June 20, 2017
Nordtveit done OK for a few games. But was purely bought for Europe. Not good enough and has to go
— West Ham Info (@WestHam_Info) June 19, 2017
It looks like Nordtveit’s dismal year is over but was he really that bad? Will he go down as one of West Ham’s worst-ever modern-day signings?