Filed: Tuesday, 2nd November 2010
By: Staff Writer
Young Hammer Holmar Örn Eyjolfsson could be set to move to Germany after agreeing to go on trial with Wolfsburg.
The German Bundesliga outfit, currently managed by former England boss Steve McClaren have taken the 20-year-old Icelandic central defender on loan until the middle of next week - and could make the move permanent should all parties agree to proceed.
Talking about the potential move, Eyjolfsson - whose father Eyjolfur Sverrisson made over 250 appearances in the Bundesliga for Stuttgart and Hertha Berlin between 1989 and 2003 - revealed:
"I have spoken with my father about the Bundesliga and Hamburg and of course he has also given me some tips. My first impressions are really good and I have been well received. The training is intense and it feels almost like a game, I like that."
Meanwhile manager McClaren, who has been in charge of the Wolves since last summer added: "He's a central defender, playing for the Iceland Under-21 national team - so let's see how he does."
Should Eyjolfsson leave West Ham he will become the second high-profile Academy youngster to depart this season following Fabio Daprela's free transfer to Brescia in August.
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07:56AM 5th Nov 2010
''Just read that David Gold won`t sack Avram Grant even if we get relegated. If this is the case then you will see how angry West Ham fans can get, Mr Gold, because with Grant in charge we are going one way only - and that is down.''