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In Profile: Onel Hernandez

25 January 2018

Cuban-born winger Onel Hernandez completed his switch from Eintracht Braunschweig to Norwich City on Thursday, signing a three-and-a-half-year deal.

Hernandez was born in the Cuban city of Morón in February 1993, moving to Germany at the age of six.

After making his way through youth teams at lower-league clubs, he eventually settled at Arminia Bielefeld in thee summer of 2007.

In Ocober 2010, Hernandez stepped up to the Bielefeld first team, making his debut in the second tier of German football while also receiving a call-up to Germany's Under-18s side.

At the beginning of the 2012-13 season he moved to Werder Bremen II – where he played alongside City midfielder Tom Trybull – scoring 11 goals in 29 appearances in Regionalliga Nord.

In February 2014 he moved to Wolfsburg II, going on to score a further four times in the same division the during the 2014-15 campaign.

Hernandez missed four months of the subsequent season through injury before moving to Eintracht Braunschweig in the summer of 2016 in order to play in the second tier once more.

He struck five goals in 35 appearances as Braunschweig missed out on promotion via the play-offs, while this season he has scored once in 18 outings.

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