Transfer news: Cardiff snap up Magnus Wolff Eikrem as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seals first deal
New Bluebirds boss gets his feet under the table as Cardiff make early move
Wednesday 08 January 2014
Cardiff City manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has started his January transfer business with the signing of Magnus Wolff Eikrem from Heerenveen.
Solskjaer has managed Eikrem at both Molde and the Manchester United youth side and is hopeful of signing fellow Norwegian Mats Moller Daehli in the coming days.
Solskjaer told Cardiff's official website: "I've known Magnus for many years, having worked with him at Manchester United and then signing him for Molde.
"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."
Eikrem was present at Cardiff's FA Cup third round victory over Newcastle United last Saturday and has trained with the squad this week.
He moved to Molde, under Solskjaer's, from United in 2011 and won the title with before joining Heerenveen last summer.
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