Championship high-fliers Norwich City have completed the signing of highly-rated Drogheda United midfielder William Hondermarck.
The 18-year old impressed on trial at Carrow Road in November and joins the academy on a long-term deal.
Hondermarck broke into Drogheda United‘s first team mid-way through last year’s Airtricity League First Division season and impressed many at United park for his performances at the heart of Tim Clancy’s side’s midfield.
We are delighted to announce the signing of promising young midfielder William Hondermarck! 🙌 #ncfc
— Norwich City Academy (@NorwichCityAcad) January 22, 2019
French-born, Hondermarck moved to Ireland when he was just five years of age and has yet to play international football but is expected to be called upon by Irish underage sides when available.
He had also been linked with both Dundee United and Brentford but joins Norwich after a number of eye-catching performances with the Canaries’ U23s, including Monday night’s 1-1 draw against Leicester City in which he came on after 58 minutes.
Hondermarck made 14 appearances for Drogheda United during their last campaign and goes straight into the squad for Norwich’s FA Youth Cup game at Preston this evening.
Speaking to canaries.co.uk, Hondermarck said: “It feels like a dream. To have the chance to be involved in an environment like this is amazing for me.
“I’ve had a really successful trial period here. It’s been hard work with the quality and double sessions, but I’ve enjoyed every minute so far.
“I knew of Adam Idah before I joined because he has played a lot for Ireland in the past. The group here is so friendly and they’ve given me a really warm welcome.”