Icelandic starlet Agust Hlynsson seals permanent switch from Norwich City to Brondby

Agust Hlynsson in pre-season action against Rot-Weiss Oberhausen in Germany for Norwich City U23s. P

Agust Hlynsson in pre-season action against Rot-Weiss Oberhausen in Germany for Norwich City U23s. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Icelandic youth international Agust Hlynsson has left Norwich City less than a year since joining, signing a three-year deal with Danish side Brondby.

The 17-year-old playmaker was signed from Icelandic club Breidablik for an undisclosed fee in January, with City claiming to have beaten off competition from a number of European clubs to sign him.

The Iceland Under-17 international has joined Brondby despite his contract with the Canaries running until 2020.

Danish sports betting website had reported Hlynsson was set for a medical at Brondby after growing frustrated in Norfolk.

When the youngster was signed City’s academy head of recruitment, Gregg Broughton, revealed that the Canaries had been tracking the youngster for a long time.

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“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.

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“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.”

However, Hlynsson’s time with Norwich has come to an end. He played for Iceland U17s in a 4-0 loss against the USA on Saturday, which saw him miss City’s U23s beat Stoke 2-0 at Carrow Road on Friday.

He was previously an unused substitute in a 4-0 loss at Middlesbrough and wasn’t included in a 2-1 home defeat to Brighton at Colney, last playing for City in a 4-0 U18s defeat at Tottenham on August 12.

He made three appearances as a substitute for the U23s last season and scored twice in 11 games for the U18s.

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