Cardiff complete signing of Marcus Eikrem

Last updated : 09 January 2014 By Michael Morris

C:WindowsTempphp126F.tmpCardiff City have announced the signing of the Norway midfielder Magnus Wolff Eikrem for an undisclosed fee from the Dutch club Heerenveen.

The 23 year old played for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Man Utd and Molde. In fact Eikrem was born in Molde.

He was sold last summer to the Dutch side and made 13 appearances for them scoring 2 goals.

Eikrem watched Cardiff's 2 - 1 win at Newcastle last weekend.

"I've known Magnus for many years, having worked with him at Manchester United and then signing him for Molde," Solskjaer told Cardiff's official website. "While I was there I had to sell him as he was our best player – and now I feel lucky to get to sign him again for Cardiff City for a reasonable price. I see this as money well spent.

"He's a playmaker, a quarterback if you will, someone who likes to get on the ball and can see a pass. He is technically very good, including set pieces, and has great vision. Magnus will add a lot to Cardiff City and will blend in very well with the midfielders in the squad."

He is available for selection against West Ham this weekend.