Fulham complete loan deal for Nordtveit

Fulham have completed the signing of Havard Nordtveit on loan from Bundesliga club Hoffenheim, the Premier League side have confirmed via their official website.

What’s the word?

Nordtveit is well aware of the rigours of English football and spent part of his career at Arsenal between 2007 and 2011, though he failed to make his first-team debut for the club.

He also spent the 2016-17 season at West Ham United, making a total of 21 appearances for the club, per Transfermarkt.

Nordtveit has struggled for minutes at Hoffenheim thus far this season, however, playing eight times in the Bundesliga and three times in the Champions League.

He has now returned to English football with Fulham, as they attempt to climb their way out of the relegation zone.

Claudio Ranieri’s men are currently 19th with 17 points, six points behind 17th-placed Burnley.

Strange addition

While Nordtveit bolsters Fulham’s squad, there were precious few signs at West Ham that he was cut out for English football.

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The midfielder struggled to nail down a first-team spot in east London and made just 11 starts in the Premier League, per Transfermarkt.

It remains to be seen if Ranieri can bring the best out of the Norway international – he has won a total of 45 caps.

Fulham had best hope he hits the ground running though as they attempt to move away from the relegation zone.