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Eyjˇlfsson deal confirmed

Filed: Tuesday, 1st July 2008
By: Staff Writer

Hˇlmar Írn Eyjˇlfsson's former club have confirmed his departure to West Ham United.

On Saturday, KUMB.com revealed that the Hammers had finally captured the young defender who had been linked with a number of top European clubs in recent months. Eyjˇlfsson's current club, HandknattleiksfÚlag Kˇpavogs (or HK to you and us) have since confirmed the news on their website hk.is, stating that negotiations had been completed successfully.

The 17-year-old - who has represented his country at all levels up to and including under-21 - admitted that it was a 'dream' move, and whilst not expected to be ready for the first team for some time is the first of many exciting young prospects the Hammers hope to bring in to the club in the near future as they attempt to emulate the Arsenal and Tottenham models.

Eyjˇlfsson, who is viewed as one of the brightest young prospects in Europe made his first team debut for HK at the age of 16. He initially impressed United staff during a week's trial back in February. Talking in the days following his week in the capital, he said:

"Alan Curbishley told me he wanted me to join the club and that he would talk to my father about it as soon as I went home. It was a great experience and a good learning curve."

Latest news suggests that Eyjˇlfsson is set to fly in to London on either Tuesday or Wednesday to complete the necessary paperwork before being unveiled by West Ham later this week.

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