13 Mar 2016

Transfer Confirmed: 'Fantastic' £33k-a-week midfield powerhouse wanted by Liverpool 'will move' to the Prem. LFC?

Last month, Liverpool were linked with a move for Borussia Moenchengladbach midfielder Havard Nordveit, and whether he ends up at Anfield or not, one thing is now confirmed: Nordveit will definitely be playing in the Premier League next season.

In February, The Mirror claimed:

"Havard Nordtveit is a prime summer target for Liverpool. Klopp knows all about [Nordtveit], who will be available on a free at the end of the current campaign".

Nordveit - who spent three years at Arsenal as a youngster - recently admitted that a move to the Premier League is 'every boy's dream', and it looks like he's set to fufill that dream.

Earlier today, Gladbach posted the following transfer confirmation on the club's official twitter feed:

"Havard Nordtveit will not extend his current contract, and in the summer, he will move to England".

Is this Liverpool's first signing of the summer? It seems possible, especially since most of the recent interest is from LFC, though West Ham are also reportedly in the running.

Some info about 25-year old Nordtveit, who is reportedly on £33k-a-week at Gladbach:

* Defensive midfielder, who can also play at centre-back or right back. Current contract expires this summer.

* 12 goals/11 assists in 179 apps for Gladbach. 24 apps for Norway.

* Arsene Wenger's assessment: "He [Nordtveit] is a fantastic character, with great quality. I had high hopes for him, but we have a number of centre backs and full backs so he didn’t get the games".

* Just 11 games missed through injury in the last 3.5 seasons.

This seems like a very Klopp-like transfer: comparatively unknown, cheap, and robust, and given Nordtveit's position (DM), it surely means the end is night for either Lucas, or Joe Allen?

Unlike Allen and Lucas, Nordtveit is rarely injured, but he doesn't appear to be the type of player capable of pushing Liverpool to the next level.

Squad player?

Author: Jaimie K


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