Norway defender Hoiland joins Kaiserslautern

January 3, 2006

STOCKHOLM, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Norway defender Jon Inge Hoiland has signed a 2 1/2-year contract with Germany's Kaiserslautern, his Swedish first division club Malmo said on their website on Tuesday.

The contract states the 28-year-old will return to Malmo if Kaiserslautern are relegated from the Bundesliga. No transfer fee was disclosed.

Kaiserslautern are bottom of the Bundesliga standings with 12 points from 17 matches.