Borussia Monchengladbach confirm Havard Nordtveit is England-bound, having reportedly agreed West Ham deal

Borussia Monchengladbach Havard Nordtveit is heading to England, amid reports of an agreement with West Ham.

Borussia Monchengladbach have today confirmed on their official Twitter account that midfielder Havard Nordtveit will head to England this summer.

Nordtveit, 25, may be familiar to some Premier League fans given that he joined Arsenal from Haugesund in 2007, but he decided to leave the Gunners for Gladbach in January 2011.

The Norwegian international has now racked up almost 200 appearances for Borussia Monchengladbach, impressing this season with four goals to his name for the Bundesliga side.

However, Nordtveit's contract is set to expire this summer, meaning he can leave Germany for free - and reports have been linking him with a big move back to England.

The Daily Mail reported early this morning that Nordtveit has already agreed to join West Ham at the end of the season, enabling him to join Slaven Bilic's men on a free transfer in July.

With versatility to play in defensive midfield, at centre back or even at right back, Nordtveit was bound to attract interest, considering that he is still relatively young yet possessing great experience - and Gladbach appear to have acknowledged his imminent departure.

Gladbach released a statement on their official Twitter account earlier today, stating that 'Havard Nordtveit currently will not extend his contract expiring in the summer, and will move to England', a message which would suggest that the reports of a move back to London with West Ham are indeed true.


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