New Norwich City signing Daniel Adshead has taken to Twitter to express his delight at joining the Premier League new-boys, looking forward to the challenge ahead, and wishing former club Rochdale all the best.
The 17-year-old, who was reportedly on the radar of such teams as Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona, joins the Canaries on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee reported by the Daily Mail to be £300,000.
With a senior Dale debut shortly after his 16th birthday and 25 appearances under his belt for the club, not to mention scoring on his England Under-18s debut, Adshead is highly rated and Norwich appear to have pulled off a major coup in securing his signature.
The young midfielder is expected to link up with Norwich's academy to begin with, and given several home-grown talents have not only broken into the first team but also played a key role in the club's Championship title win, it looks like a good move for both parties.
Here is what Adshead tweeted following his switch to Carrow Road:
Im delighted to sign for @norwichcityfc #ncfc— Daniel Adshead (@Dan_Adshead) June 18, 2019
Extremely proud day for me and my family.
I am really looking forward to the challenge ahead.
I would like to say thank you to everyone associated @officiallydale and want to wish you all the best in the future. #UTD pic.twitter.com/HwOwQ2JopK
Some Norwich fans and Rochdale supporters alike took the time to respond, wishing him all the best:
Welcome Dan, you've joined a wonderful friendly community club with a brilliant fans social club— Diane (@dianencfcfan) June 18, 2019
Welcome on board Daniel— CARROW ROAD FAITHFUL (@_PrideOfAnglia) June 18, 2019
Welcome to Norwich, fella. You’re going to love it, happy that you chose us— Vital Norwich (@VitalNorwich) June 18, 2019
Welcome to the club Daniel.— Chris Reeve (@ChrisReevo) June 19, 2019
Congrats Dan! Good luck at Norwich. Proud for you and your family. Credit to all the hard work and dedication you’ve shown. No doubt you’ll continue to progress forward— Gérard Jones, MSc (@Gerard_Jones) June 18, 2019
We’re delighted you’ve signed.— Ivy NCFC (@AdcockIvy) June 18, 2019
Some player, all the best pal— ethan hamilton (@ethanhamilton98) June 18, 2019
Sending the very best of luck young man. Top player #daletopremierleague— Whitworth Valley FC (@WhitworthValley) June 19, 2019
Congratulations Dan! We will all miss you, but what an incredible opportunity for you and thoroughly deserved xx— Frances Fielding (@FrancesFielding) June 18, 2019
All the best Dan! Bright future ahead for you, my family support norwich so ill keep an eye on you, good luck and hope it goes well! Once a Dale always a Dale ⚪️— Scott (@rochdale_afc32) June 18, 2019
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