West Ham United's Havard Nordtveit in action with Everton's Mason Holgate
West Ham United have this afternoon confirmed that midfielder Havard Nordtveit has been sold to German outfit Hoffenheim after just one season with the club.
The Hammers swooped to land Nordtveit on a free transfer from Borussia Monchengladbach last summer, luring the former Arsenal youngster back to London in the process.
A Norwegian international with bags of experience in Germany, Nordtveit was seen as a real bargain for the Hammers – but the 26-year-old didn't experience the predicted success in East London.
Nordtveit managed to start just 11 Premier League games in a disappointing season for West Ham, and the club have decided to part ways after just one year.
Everton's Ross Barkley in action with West Ham United's Havard Nordtveit
Nordtveit has moved back to Germany with Hoffenheim, where he will now be given a chance to play Champions League football under exciting young coach Julian Nagelsmann.
West Ham fans have been taking to Twitter to offer their views on Nordtveit's exit, and it's fair to say that his departure has split opinion amongst Hammers supporters.
Bournemouth's Jordon Ibe in action with West Ham United's Havard Nordtveit
Some believe that Nordtveit simply wasn't good enough technically, physically or even mentally for the Premier League, branding him 'useless' after making little to no impact lasr season.
However, others felt that Nordtveit should have been given more of a chance in holding midfield – his natural position – rather than being wedged in at right back, with fans a little surprise to see him go after just a year, but youngster Joshua Cullen has been tipped to break through in his place next season.
i feel like west ham shouldn't have sold Nordtveit tbh— paris (@edmures) June 20, 2017
Nordtveit gone after one season, despite never given the chance to perform in one of his two best positions. #WHUFC— Benny Berger (@benny_berger) June 20, 2017
I honestly do not see the point in selling Nordtveit unless it was for decent money, which it almost certainly wasn't.— Charlie Walsh (@KingdomOfWHAM) June 20, 2017
Hopefully getting rid of Nordtveit will open up a space for @JoshCullen8. Really want to see the lad in the first team picture this season— Jim (@metcow) June 20, 2017
Nordtveit gone. Useless— Steveh' ⚒ (@Steveh245) June 20, 2017
Surely I'm not the only that thinks Nordtveit was a good player?— Joe Magri (@MagriWHU) June 20, 2017
Glad to see Nordtveit leave. Just one of many new signings who proved they weren't at the level we needed— Rhys Paul (@WHUFC_rhyspaul) June 20, 2017
Do you think West Ham should have kept Nordtveit?