Former Norwich City academy goalkeeper Sam Blair has completed a move to Icelandic Premier League side KR Reykjavik. 

Blair, who was released by the Canaries last summer, has been training with teams in Scandinavia in the hope of earning a professional contract - that has happened with the most successful side in Iceland. 

A Republic of Ireland youth international, Blair played for both Norwich U18s and U21 sides during his long association with the Canaries, having been born in Aylsham. The 21-year-old signed a professional deal with the club in January 2021. 

Blair spent a brief period on loan to King's Lynn Town in the National League North last season, making four appearances during his time at the Walks. 

He left Norfolk for Scandinavia in January and has seen the gamble pay off with the reward of a professional contract in Iceland. KR Reykjavik, managed by Englishman Gregg Ryder, most recently won the title in 2019. They sit 6th in the top-flight.

Speaking about his relationship with Norwich after signing a professional deal back in 2021, Blair outlined his journey up the youth ranks at Carrow Road. 

“I played local football when I was younger, came here and it’s just amazing to be here, having come from local football up to Colney [The Lotus Training Centre].

“I started back in Aylsham, which is my local team, I played for them and got scouted in a couple of tournaments," he told City's official channels. 

“I came up here for the U10s season and then I took a break away from football, I didn’t enjoy the pressure as a young kid in training and games.

“I quit for about nine months, slowly got back into it and spoke to Colin Watts [Youth development officer], I got back in with a few trials and then started as an U11. I got my scholarship and now I’m here today!”