Nordtveit will join West Ham in the summer transfer window as a free agent after leaving German club Borussia Monchengladbach.
“We have already made our first signing of the summer with the arrival of Havard Nordtveit,” Gold wrote on West Ham’s official website. “I am sure our supporters will say we have a very special player when they see him play.
“I have watched games of him in action and he is a very good player. I know the fans will take to him and he is just the first of our new signings.”
Nordtveit is a very good player and will arrive at the Olympic Stadium with a strong reputation.
The 25-year-old defensive midfielder is familiar wth English football, having been on the books of North London outfit Arsenal from 2007 until 2010 but without much success.
It was at Monchengladbach that the Norway international started to bloom, and he should prove to be a good signing for West Ham.
Nordtveit scored four goals and created nine chances in 30 Bundesliga appearances for Monchengladbach this past season.
The midfielder had a pass accuracy of 82% and a shot accuracy of 47%, and won 82 headers, nine dribbles and 24 tackles.
West Ham finished seventh in the Premier League this past season, while Monchengladbach ended up fourth in the Bundesliga.