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Hammers get the Írn

Filed: Saturday, 28th June 2008
By: Staff Writer

West Ham are set to confirm the signing of highly-rated teenager Hˇlmar Írn Eyjˇlfsson, according to reports.

The Hammers were first linked with a move for the young centre-half back in February, and reports then suggested that United had agreed terms with the player.

But despite Eyjˇlfsson confirming that he had received a proposal from the Hammers, there was no further news on a deal - until this morning, when Icelandic website mbl.is announced that the two parties had finally agreed terms. West Ham are set to confirm the signing early next week.

Eyjˇlfsson made his debut for HK in the Icelandic Premiership aged just 16, and is already a regular for his nation's under 21s although he also featured for the under 17s and under 19s last season.

In addition to featuring regularly at international level he was named in UEFA's team of the tournament at last year's under 17s Championship where he was deployed in a defensive midfield role, a position he is equally comfortable in.

Eyjˇlfsson - who initially spent a week on trial with United back in February - will become United's first signing of the summer.

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by Ben
09:11AM 30th Jun 2008
''Positive news. I think while Nani is scouting other areas for youth potential, Gudmundsson clearly has people with an eye on Iceland. Not quite a fountain of talent, but promising signs that we are being linked with more young players.''

by Tom McLeod
12:17AM 29th Jun 2008
''Lets hope that we have a good signing for the new season and lets hope we/West Ham make a good season for all ...''

by Iain
10:05PM 28th Jun 2008
''can some one tell me how to say his name please?''

by Jake
01:16PM 28th Jun 2008
''He looks very promising , however I'm not sure whether he would feature much this season ...''

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