The England youth international joins from Rochdale and was reportedly on the radar of the likes of Liverpool and Barcelona.
According to the outlet, Adshead had been training with the Dale first team since he was 14 and went on to make his debut in an EFL Trophy tie against Bury in September 2017 aged just 16 years and 17 days.
Despite his young age, he has already made 25 senior appearances for Rochdale's senior team (Transfermarkt) and was believed to be on the radar of Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Barcelona (Daily Mail).
In addition, Adshead scored on his debut for the England Under-18s against the Netherlands in November, and he will be linking up with Norwich's academy to begin with, though with the likes of Ben Godfrey, Max Aarons and Jamal Lewis all breaking through, there is real scope for first team action on the horizon.
Here is how some Norwich fans reacted to the announcement on Twitter, published on the Norwich Academy feed and retweeted by the main account:
Fantastic signing. Man Utd thought they had him a year ago, he stayed with Rochdale and we're benefitting now, just as he did with that decision then. Welcome Daniel.— Edward Couzens-Lake (@EdCouzensLake) 18 June 2019
Gavin, #ncfc have superb training facilities & excellent coaches at all levels. The Head Coach & Sporting Director have identified Adshead as having huge potential; providing he’s good enough, he’ll get his breakthrough opportunity just like @Madders10 did...— Norfolk Mustard (@ncfcmustard) 18 June 2019
Fantastic that we have this reputation that we coach well and help young players develop. Really helps with the recruitment.— Mark Newstead (@MortyMark) 18 June 2019
Fantastic signing! Welcome— aimee ☺️ (@AimeeNCFC) 18 June 2019
Looks a really good signing! 17 and with the U23s! Right mentality and he'll be first team ready within 3 years! Love to see him spend a year with U23 and then go on loan to get Championship football for a year!— Curtis Furness (@Curtis_furness) 18 June 2019
Oooooohh lads that’s gorgeous— Farke is on a horse (@MagicMoritz) 18 June 2019
Brilliant!— Charlie Newbold (@TowersCharlie14) 18 June 2019
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