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CITY COMPLETE SIGNING OF AGUST HLYNSSON

5 January 2017

Canaries recruit Icelandic starlet

NORWICH City have finalised a deal to sign Iceland Under-17 international Agust Hlynsson from Breidablik for an undisclosed fee.

The Canaries fought off competition from a number of high-profile European clubs to bring the 16-year-old in on a contract that could extend to the summer of 2020.

An attacking midfielder, Hlynsson broke through for his Breidablik senior debut in a cup tie against Kria in May, setting a new record as the youngest goalscorer in the team's history in a 3-0 win.

He made eight further appearances, two of which came in the Europa League last summer when he became the fourth youngest player to feature in the competition.

Hlynsson, who will turn pro in July, told canaries.co.uk: "It's a dream come true for me, I'm very happy to be here.

"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."

The teenager received his first call-up to Iceland's Under-17s aged just 15 in September 2015, and since then has earned 15 caps in that age group, netting three times.

Academy Head of Recruitment Gregg Broughton added: "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 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."

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