Swansea sign Gud­johnsen’s teenage half-brother

New Straits Times - - Sport -

LON­DON: Swansea City signed the teenage half-brother of Ice­landic foot­ball icon Eidur Gud­johnsen on Tues­day on a twoyear schol­ar­ship.

Arnor Borg Gud­johnsen, 16, im­pressed on trial at the Premier League club ear­lier this sea­son and will en­ter the Swansea academy later this year, Bri­tish me­dia said.

The mid­fielder will re­turn to his Ice­landic club Brei­d­ab­lik UBK in the mean time.

The teenage Gud­johnsen, whose com­pa­triot Gylfi Sig­urds­son has been Swansea’s star per­former this term with nine goals and 11 as­sists, is the son of Arnor Gud­johnsen, who was capped 73 times and played for Bel­gian side An­der­lecht.

Eidur, who is 38 and won his 88th and fi­nal ap­pear­ance at Euro 2016 where Ice­land mem­o­rably elim­i­nated Eng­land from the com­pe­ti­tion, won the Cham­pi­ons League and Span­ish ti­tle with Barcelona as well as the English Premier League crown with Chelsea.

He and Arnor made foot­ball his­tory in 1996 when Eidur came off the bench to re­place his fa­ther in Ice­land’s 3-0 friendly vic­tory over Es­to­nia. AFP

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