By Full Contact News and Views
Full Contact client William Hondermarck has today completed a transfer from Irish club Drogheda United to Norwich City.
William, 18, is of dual French and Irish nationality and scored on his senior debut for Drogheda in April 2018. Making 17 appearances in all competitions in his fledgling season, William’s athletic midfield performances soon caught the eye of many a watching club in the United Kingdom. After an undisclosed transfer fee was agreed between Drogheda and Norwich City, William has today put pen to paper on a contract which runs until the summer of 2021.
Full Contact’s Irish head Patrick Conliffe commented “William is a very exciting player. We don’t often come across players in Ireland with his athleticism, talent and focus at such a young age. It is constantly repeated that players need the mental attributes as well as the physical and technical attributes and William certainly has that in abundance. We watched him for Drogheda Under 19’s before he broke into the first team and we knew straight away that he was a player that we wanted to work with and a player that would excite UK clubs should it be a path he wished to go down which obviously he certainly does. Both William and his family were a pleasure to deal with and we wish him the very best of luck at Norwich where we know, as a result of Simon’s move, he will be well looked after.”
The reference to Simon above is to the winger Simon Power who made the same transition from Irish football to Norwich City’s Under 23 squad almost a year ago to the day – William and Simon joining a growing number of Full Contact Ireland clients to secure dream moves to either England or Scotland.
A little taste of William’s potential can be explored here:
Full Contact’s senior partner Dan Chapman (pictured with William above at Norwich City concluding the transfer) said “We are delighted that yet another young Irish player has been able to make the move to the professional ranks of UK football. There were lots of clubs interested in signing William, but for him and his family it was vital to make the right choice – he is a bright lad, and his education and career development decisions were vital to him. Norwich’s recruitment and coaching staff did a top class job in both identifying William’s potential and persuading him to join. Whilst William certainly has a lot of potential he is still very young and inexperienced – but he is in the right place to develop his talents now and learn the game. With our head office being based in Norwich it is of course an added bonus when a client joins the Canaries, and we look forward to following William’s progress over the next year or two.”
All at Full Contact wish William and Norwich City the very best following this transfer.
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