West Ham United announced on Tuesday afternoon that they had sold Norway international Havard Nordtveit to Hoffenheim after just one season at the London Stadium.
The 26-year-old joined West Ham on a five-year contract from Bundesliga outfit Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer of 2016, but a disappointing first season in English football saw the midfielder only start 11 Premier League matches.
It would be fair to say that Nordtveit did not exactly light up the London Stadium last season, but West Ham supporters took to Twitter to reveal their disappointment with the move.
Despite arriving as a midfielder, the Norwegian only started five matches in his preferred position, and looked untidy when asked to play on the right side of defence.
Supporters of the London club are upset that Nordtveit – a 31-time Norway international – was not given a run in his preferred central midfield position, and many have questioned the club’s decision to part with the former Arsenal youngster after just 12 months.
Best of luck in the future, Havard. https://t.co/Q4WdzFLNuT
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) June 20, 2017
He was a proper talent. Shame it did not work out for him.
— The 4th Official (@Official_T4O) June 20, 2017
The odd game he was played in his actual position he played very well for us.
— Mike ⚒WHU⚒ (@gobhorse) June 20, 2017
Terrible news. Mis-used by us, and then let go.
— James Hays (@beardedbassguy) June 20, 2017
Shame once he played in the right position – has potential
— GameRiot (@GameRiotArmy) June 20, 2017
We'll regret this, quality player, wish him all the best.
— West Ham Daily (@WestHam_daily) June 20, 2017
Disappointed with this. When he played DM he did well
— Jamie Norwood (@JimboNorwood) June 20, 2017
What a waste never really had a chance kept being played out of position
— lee bono (@LeeLbono) June 20, 2017
Disappointed. Thought he was good when played at DM.
— Jack_PB (@Jack_PBlue) June 20, 2017
Shame Slav didn't play you in your natural position
— Steve (@Steve_WHU_) June 20, 2017