As confirmed by the club’s official website, Norwich City have signed Sergi Canos from Liverpool.
A report in the Mirror claims the midfielder has joined the Canaries for a £2.5 million fee, a potential bargain for a player who has all the attributes needed to succeed at Championship level and beyond.
The 19-year-old began his career as a youth player for Valencia-based club Nules before moving to Barcelona’s famous La Masia academy, spending three years in Catalonia.
At 16, he moved to Liverpool following international clearance and impressed for the youth teams, later joining Brentford on a season-long loan deal where he netted seven times in 38 league games.
Rather than potentially losing him for free next summer, Liverpool seemingly decided to cash in on him now with Norwich benefitting by arguably picking up one of the bargains of the summer.
The Canaries will be keen to make an immediate return to the Premier League following their relegation, and in Canos they have signed an excellent youngster capable of replacing the recently sold Nathan Redmond.
Here is how both sets of supporters reacted to confirmation of the deal via social networking site Twitter:
Very excited to see Canos play, looks a very good player and he genuinely wants to be here and play. #NCFC— Canary Scots (@CanaryScots) July 13, 2016
Canos will be great for us. Now a striker and a CB and we are looking great. #ncfc— Tommy Fid (@tfid23) July 13, 2016
15m for Ibe— Matt (@mattlfc6) July 13, 2016
5.5m for Skrtel
2.5m for Canos
Call the police because we are robbing clubs blind #LFC
Good luck to Sergi Canos at Norwich, hope he smashes it. No need for us to worry, we have both a buy-back and sell-on clause. #LFC— Brad (@_BradLFC) July 13, 2016