Norwich City's Dumic signs for Brondby

Norwich City defender Dario Dumic has returned to his native Denmark in a free transfer to Brondby. The clubs have negotiated future payments subject to appearances and a potential sell-on clause.

Norwich City defender Dario Dumic has returned to his native Denmark in a free transfer to Brondby.

The clubs have negotiated future payments subject to appearances and a potential sell-on clause.

The 17-year-old joined the Canaries as an Academy scholar at the beginning of the 2008-09 season, having been recruited from Danish Club FC Hvidovre.

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Dumic formed a reliable understanding at the heart of City's under-18s defence with David Stephens in 2008-09, helping the team reach the quarter-finals of the FA Youth Cup and second spot in the Premier Academy League.

In June 2009 Dario signed his first professional contract at the club following an excellent debut season with Norwich City, which also saw him become a regular for Denmark at under-17 level.

Dumic made his senior debut for City as a 57th minute substitute for Jon Otsemobor in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy shoot-out victory over Swindon Town at the County Ground in November 2009, which remains his only senior appearance.

Commenting on the move, Norwich City boss Paul Lambert said: "Everyone at the club thanks Dario for his efforts at Norwich City and we wish him all the best for his future career in Denmark."