Video: Cardiff City's Norwegian flop Magnuss Wolf Eikrem scores on debut for Malmo

Solskjaer

The former Manchester United and Molde man failed to live up to expectations at Cardiff.

When Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over at Cardiff City in January 2014 he was tasked with keeping The Bluebirds in the Premier League. In order to do so he signed plenty of players, including several from his Norwegian homeland.

The likes of Jo Inge Berget and Mats Mohler Daelhi arrived in South Wales - as well as former Manchester United prospect Magnuss Wolf Eikrem.

The Norwegian international had played for Solskjaer as part of the successful period at Molde FK and left Dutch outfit Heerenveen to join Cardiff.

It is fair to say that the Norwegian experiment did not pay off at Cardiff. None of those players mentioned remain and of course the manager is also gone. Daelhi joined German side SC Freiburg in December. Berget left, first for Celtic on loan, eventually joining Malmo on a free transfer. Eikrem was released on a free transfer in December and he too joined up with Malmo. He arrived at the club last month, signing a three-year deal at the Swedish giants.

Yesterday the Cardiff flop, who never scored for the club, got his Swedish career off to a great start by scoring on debut against the Tampa Bay Rowdies in a club friendly.

He opened the scoring for Malmo in a 4-0 triumph, by smashing the ball past the NASL side's goalkeeper and into the back of the net.

His Cardiff nightmare behind him, at just 24 Eikrem could still make something of his career. Hopefully this is just the beginning.

Here is the video of the full game. To see Eikrem's strike tune in at 41 minutes.

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