Havard Nordtveit leaves West Ham for Hoffenheim
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 21, 2017,
Jun 21, 2017, 8:31
He was a first choice in midfield, or defence if required, throughout his time at Borussia-Park, eventually making 152 Bundesliga appearances for Gladbach, as well as playing in the UEFA Champions League during his final season.
"We've found someone who gives us plenty more options in our game", added Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann. "He brings with him the ideal attributes needed for a centre-back in a back three or a back four, and can even play to a high level as a defensive midfielder".
He is Hoffenheim's third signing of the summer, following Florian Grillitsch and Justin Hoogma. Havard is also a big personality off the pitch. "Havard is a real leader off the field, and without his willingness to take a salary cut, this transfer would never have been possible for us".
"Despite having already played at the highest level in the Bundesliga for a number of years, his development is by no means over".