Motherwell sign Viking striker Henri Anier on loan
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Striker Henri Anier has joined Motherwell from Norwegian club Viking on an initial six-month loan.
The 22-year-old made the move on the recommendation of Estonia team-mate Henrik Ojamaa, who left Well for Legia Warsaw in the summer.
Anier told Motherwell's website: "My first impressions are really positive.
"Henrik is my good friend and recommended me, telling me all positives about the club, so I'm delighted to have joined Motherwell."
Manager Stuart McCall's eighth summer signing impressed during a trial period in pre-season, playing against Newcastle United and scoring against Morecambe.
"I want to keep working hard and do really well for the team and hopefully we can be successful this season," added Anier.
He has scored three times in seven international appearances since making his debut in 2011.
But the Estonia international was not so prolific in the Norwegian top flight after signing a three-year contract with Stavanger outfit Viking, having left Flora in his homeland that same year.
He was loaned out this year to Fredrikstad, who had been relegated to Norway's second tier, and now hopes to impress in the Scottish Premiership.
Having spent a year at the Sampdoria Academy in Italy, Anier signed professional terms with Valga Warrior, winning a move to fellow Estonians Flora after netting 13 league goals in 24 starts.
In three seasons with Estonian top-flight outfit Flora, the Tallinn club where he had played as a youth, he scored 52 times in 86 matches.
Don't write it then.
and 6. Perhaps Motherwell fans are interested. Or even Scottish football fans. So we are not the best or most attractive league in the world. What will make it less attractive is people such as yourselves constantly posting about how bad it is at every opportunity you can on the BBC website.
Enjoy it while you can 6. Could be your last for a very long time.
1- involves a Scottish Team
2- involves an actual transfer
3- doesn't include the words Bale/Rooney/Suarez/Chelsea/Barcelona
I'm actually stunned.
Good luck to this player in the SPL, I hope he can score 30 or 40 goals and make the title race exciting for once.
PS Welcome to Fir Park Henri, hope you turn out to be as useful as that last unknown Estonian nobody who joined the Mighty 'Well.