West Ham United are prepared to let defensive midfielder Havard Nordtveit leave this summer, with a number of German clubs interested, according to ClaretandHugh.

The Norway international arrived in London from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2016 on a Bosman.

Nordtveit signed a five-year contract with the Hammers but appeared only sparingly, making just 21 appearances in all competitions.

With West Ham not short of midfield options – including new signing Robert Snodgrass from Hull – they are reportedly looking for a fee in the region of £4 million for the 26-year-old.

Having spent six seasons with Monchengladbach – and one on loan with Nuremberg before that – he is a known quantity to Bundesliga outfits.

When he signed for West Ham it was a return to the capital for the man with 30 caps and two international goals to his name as he was on Arsenal’s books between 2007 and 2011.

Arsene Wenger rated him highly but not enough to ever make a Gunners first-team appearance and he was loaned out to Salamanaca, Lillestrom and finally Nuremberg before signing with Monchengladbach in 2010 for £800,000.

There he played 181 times, scoring 12 goals – netting at least once in each season – but failed to replicate that form during his time with the Hammers.

Nordtveit started slowly at West Ham but put in some improved performances in the second half of the campaign.

As a result, the Hammers will look to make a tidy profit on the player, who cost them nothing a little more than 12 months ago.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here