Eidur Gudjohnsen’s half-brother to join Swansea
Former Chelsea and Barcelona player Eidur Gudjohnsen’s half-brother Arnor Borg Gudjohnsen has agreed to join Swansea’s Academy on a two-year scholarship deal. The teenager who is currently 16 years old played for Icelandic club Breidablik UBK before his move to England.
Arnor Borg Gudjohnsen likes to play in the number 10 role just behind the strikers had reportedly caught the eyes of the Swansea staff when he had trials at the beginning of the year.
Gudjohnsen seems to follow the path of his father Arnor Gudjohnsen who was Icelandic international with 73 caps for his country. Arnor also played for Anderlecht, Lokeren, and Bordeaux in a career that span over 23 years.
Arnor Borg Gudjohnsen’s half-brother Eidur Gudjohnsen is arguably the most successful Icelandic international with his 86 caps. Eidur played for the biggest club in Europe namely Chelsea where he won the Premier League as well as Barcelona where he managed to win La Liga and the Champions League. He only retired in 2016 after having participated in the Euros.
The Gudjohnsens made sensation back in 1996 where Eidur came off the bench to replace his father in a friendly match against Estonia where Iceland won 3-0.
Arnor Borg Gudjohnsen will strengthen the Icelandic connection with Gylfi Sigurdsson already catching the eyes with his performance week in and week out. Sigurdsson has been in magnificent form this season whether with his club or his country. Indeed he helped Iceland reach the quarter-finals of the last Euros in France.
Gylfi Sigurdsson has so far scored 9 goals for Swansea and created 11 others to help his team in their battle against relegation.