Eric Huseklepp has admitted he left Portsmouth with a ‘heavy heart’ but is excited to be joining Birmingham City and pledges to do his best for the club.
The Norwegian international has arrived at St Andrew’s on an emergency loan until the end of the season just a day after being made aware of Birmingham’s interest.
Speaking to bcfc.com the 27-year-old striker said: “It was all very quick.
“I heard about it on Wednesday and then everything went very fast.”
Huseklepp is sad to be leaving Fratton Park but understands that by joining Blues he is no longer a burden to the cash strapped club.
“It was with a heavy heart that I left Portsmouth because they treated me fantastically and the fans were great with me,” he said.
“But the club came to me with this and said that they needed me to leave because of the financial difficulties they are in.
“Birmingham is a good opportunity for me too and I am excited to be here and I want to start playing.
“They are chasing the top two of course and it’s a good challenge, so I’m looking forward to it.
“When you are third promotion is probably realistic, but the most important thing is to take one game at a time and try to win every one.
“I’ve come here to do my best and to do things I know I’m good at and hopefully it will help the team.”