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Is Norwich’s signing of Liverpool’s Sergi Canos a hint towards greater intentions?

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Championship side Norwich City have signalled their intent to bounce back from relegation with the signing of Liverpool’s Spain U19 winger Sergi Canos on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee, believed to be in the region of £2.5 million.

The 19-year-old has the pedigree of being a former Barcelona youth player having emerged through the La Masia ranks and spent a spell on loan in 2015-16 at Brentford, where he notched seven goals in 39 appearances.

 

Canos rejected the offer of a new contract at Anfield, opting for a switch to the Carrow Road outfit hoping to make an immediate impact in the second tier for his new employers.

The Spanish winger will prove a well received boost for the Canaries after the blow of losing Nathan Redmond to Southampton. The club’s Scottish manager Alex Neil was certainly pleased to have secured Canos’ signature:

“We wanted to replace Nathan with someone exciting; someone who can dribble, can score goals and can provide assists.

“Hopefully Sergi can show everybody how good he can be.”

The recruitment of the Spaniard is not only a statement of intent for Norwich’s assault on the Championship, but also one of their desire to stay in the Premier League having gained a somewhat unwanted reputation as a yo-yo club in recent seasons. Indeed, compared to many across the Championship, Norwich can be considered a big club, and will feel a sense of belonging in the top tier.

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For the East Anglia club, it is time to step up and show the footballing world that it can be a mainstay in the top flight, and stand on its own feet in a division which recently has proved a step too far.

This signing is an exciting one and indeed a step in the right direction, but the impact of the winger remains to be seen. He has big boots to fill at Norwich, but at a club that has enjoyed much success in the second tier, there is no reason to believe he will not do well.

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Scott is a Port Vale fan who writes regularly for The Boot Room as a freelancer. He is a fan of several sports but most of his experience in journalism comes from football and volleyball. He has produced several works on major Championships for both the FIVB and CEV in the volleyball world out in Switzerland, and is currently studying for a BA Hons in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford.

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