Transfer news: Cardiff boss Ole Gunner Solskjaer defends January deals
Cardiff boss Ole Gunner Solskjaer is convinced that his three January signings from Norway will provide value for money.
By Kent Hedlundh
Last Updated: 03/03/14 2:59pm
Having inherited the Bluebirds reins shortly after the winter transfer window opened, Solskjaer wasted little time in returning to his homeland to bolster his ranks.
Around £3.5million was spent on the acquisition of Magnus Wolff Eikrem from Heerenveen and Molde duo Mats Moller Daehli and Jo Inge Berget.
Solskjaer appreciates that patience will be required as the trio adjust to life in the Premier League, but believes all three will prove their worth if given time in which to find their feet.
He told VG: "I brought the lads here because I know them from the past.
"I know their attitude and they will prove their quality in time. Of course, some have made a better impression than others.
"But I believe that people who have seen the matches have noticed that we have got some promising talents that will give us a boost."
Solskjaer also claims to have received the full backing of owner Vincent Tan in all of his dealings so far, with those in the boardroom not looking to interfere in squad affairs.
He added: "I deal with football matters.
"He is really keen to invest. He wants us to succeed. But he wants to know what we are doing.
"Things should be organised. He is involved in that organisation, but the decisions regarding football matters are, of course, mine.
"I have to prove that I am good enough, and I am confident that I am.
"This is a job based on results. We need to get results, that is what matters."