Iceland youth international leaves City to sign for Norwegian club

PUBLISHED: 14:52 27 August 2019 | UPDATED: 14:56 27 August 2019

Atli Barkarson in FA Youth Cup quarter-final action for Norwich City U18s in 2018 Picture: Sonya Duncan

Atli Barkarson in FA Youth Cup quarter-final action for Norwich City U18s in 2018 Picture: Sonya Duncan

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Icelandic youth international Atli Barkarson has left Norwich City.

The 18-year-old left-back has joined Norwegian second tier promotion hopefuls Fredrikstad FK permanently after a trial period.

Barkarson was signed from Icelandic club Volsungur IF in 2017 and signed a professional deal the next summer having been part of the under-18 squad which reached the FA Youth Cup quarter-finals.

He has five caps at U19 level for Iceland and was a regular for City's U18s last season, with occasional U23 involvement, but hadn't feature in the opening three U23 games of this season.

Barkarson told FFK's website: "It's a big club, a kind of sleeping giant on the way up. After Norwich I was looking for first team experience.

"It's all up to me to perform and do what I can to get into the first team and contribute to help the team get promoted. I will be training with the team every day to develop and I'm thankful for the opportunity."

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