Tuesday, July 01, 2008

West Ham Sign Hólmar

Kumb are the first to break the news that West Ham have signed Hólmar Örn Eyjólfsson. Kumb noticed today that Eyjólfsson's (now previous) club, Handknattleiksfélag Kópavogs had announced the sale of Hólmar to West Ham on their website.

Kumb say that Eyjólfsson was set to fly in to London on Tuesday before being unveiled by West Ham later this week.

Hólmar spent a week on trial at West Ham in January. He also spent a week on trial at Hertha Berlin in August while Bayern Munich have also shown a keen interest in the young defender. At 17 years of age he is already a regular in the Iceland Under 21 squad.

5 Comments:

At 11:43 PM, Anonymous bobe said...

I actually don't know what to think of this signing. It points to a commitment to the long-term future of the club however I am left wondering if WHU doesn't already have similar players of a similar caliber in its youth academy.

At present the club seems to need a striker a right back, but that those are not the positions that this money was spent on.

 
At 12:49 AM, Anonymous Chris said...

He was a regular at the under-21 level at 17. Even if it's for Iceland, he must have impressed enough there to be pushed up so far, and impressed enough on trial here to be worth the money. With the recent push of younger players in squads across the league (Bale, Fabergas, Lennon, Ronaldo, SEARS, Vaughn, Onuoha, Evans, Agbonlahor, Young...plenty I'm missing) I don't think it's a stretch to think he will be in the first team by next season. Holmar is not only a defender, but for his country he played defensive midfield to enough aplomb to be chosen for the Uefa Under-18 top XI.

 
At 2:21 AM, Blogger Simon said...

im excited by signings of youths. its far better than the signings last year of old injury prone players who spend a season on the bench..
building for the future is promising

 
At 12:14 PM, Anonymous Coey said...

well i think this signing may open the door for ferdinand

 
At 7:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

agree that this opens the door for the sale of
ferdinand

g portugal

 

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