Norwich City have beaten off competition from a number of ‘high profile European clubs’ to the signing of Icelandic U17 international, Agust Hlynsson from Breidablik for an undisclosed fee.
The Canaries’ first signing of the January transfer window has been speaking to the club’s official website Canaries.co.uk
“It`s a dream come true for me, I`m very happy to be here,” he said. “Norwich have everything I want and everything I need to develop as a player. I know I`ve taken the right decision to join them. I`m looking forward to getting to know the lads here and to training with them and getting stronger.”
Academy head of recruitment Gregg Broughton, revealed Hlynsson had been on the club’s radar for a number of years.
“We`ve been tracking Agust for three years so it`s been a long process, as it is when you try and bring in any player from abroad,” he said. “He spent some time with us last season, he enjoyed that experience and from there we agreed a fee with Breidablik in the summer and in this transfer window we have finalised the deal.
“The plan is for him to be playing Under-23s football straight away. He`s already had an opportunity to train with the first team and Alex Neil likes him as a player. He has great attacking qualities but he also has an unbelievable attitude and work ethic. Those two things will serve him really well and we can`t wait to see him pull on a Norwich City shirt.”
At 16 and with a contract until 2020, he is clearly one for the future but with senior first team experience, including Europa League appearances under his belt, it sounds like he may well develop very quickly.