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Wolves Sign Icelandic Footballer

Eggert Gunnþór Jónsson will be the 17th Icelander to play in the English Premier League; he signed a contract with the Wolves (Wolverhampton Wanderers) for three and a half years last week, leaving the Hearts in the Scottish Premier League.

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An Icelandic football game. Archive photo by Páll Stefánsson.

“Ever since I was a little boy this was the main league and I dreamt of playing in it. Now I finally get the opportunity and I want to take advantage of it to firmly place myself [in the league],” Eggert told Morgunblaðið reports.

In other sport news, Icelandic wrestler Gunnar Nelson will fight in mixed martial arts (MMA) in the Cage Contender competition in Dublin, Ireland, on February 25. His opponent will be announced later and the fight will be the evening’s main event.

Click here to read more about Gunnar’s achievements and here to read about the success of Eggert and other Icelandic footballers.

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