Norwich City have reportedly signed young Bristol Rovers striker Olly Mehew for £50,000, ahead of Premier League rivals Everton.

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The Bristol Post yesterday reported that chairman Nick Higgs confirmed at the League Two club’s annual meeting on Monday night that he was in negotiations with a top-flight club over the transfer of one of their youth players.

The newspaper said it has since been told that player is 16-year-old striker Mehew, the son of former Rovers midfielder David, who is yet made an appearance for Rovers.

National newspaper The Mirror is now reporting that deal has been completed for £50,000 and that Mehew will sign a three-year contract with the Canaries, despite interest from Everton.

Meanwhile, the Bristol club has also confirmed the contract of former Canaries midfielder Matt Gill will be ended by mutual agreement next month.

Gill, 33, is on loan at Exeter City as injury has restricted him to just 12 appearance in the last 18 months for Rovers.

The former Peterborough United man was part of the Canaries squad which won the 2009 League One title, but played just 16 times in two seasons before joining Rovers in the summer of 2011.

7 comments

  • Not very good journalism today. What about something as to why Norwich have signed him, why is he special, what has he achieved at school level, how is he going to move to Norfolk? Will his parents move? How will Norwich make a 16 year old feel at home?What is Olly's reaction to this move?

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    Watton Warrior

    Thursday, December 12, 2013

  • Sounds brilliant. I expect they'll play him next to Hooper. He'll need a bit of a lift after Celtic's six one thrashing

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Thursday, December 12, 2013

  • I'm glad he didn't ask Norman Hall before signing!

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    PaulWho

    Thursday, December 12, 2013

  • Agree it would be nice to find out a bit more about him. Even the Rovers website doesnt tell us anything. Seems he's a bit quick tho - having competed at 60m, 100m and 200m up to last year. National ranking reducing tho as he's got older - no doubt concentrating more on his football. Lets wish him good luck. Wonder if he can figure in our youth cup side this year - or whether he's cup tied? As someone said, wouldnt it be nice to know a bit more....

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    zebbee

    Thursday, December 12, 2013

  • Watton....perhaps I could answer those points for you. I know nothing about the lad but here goes....1, He score lots of goals. 2, His parents will assist in his relocation to Norfolk. They may even help him find a flat and assist in stocking his kitchen cupboards. Afterall, leave a young chap on his own for a few days and it will be fish fingers or take aways - and we can't be having that! 3, His parents probably won't move from Bristol, no. 4, The young Murphy brothers and co. will befriend him and introduce him to the flesh pots of PoW Road on a Saturday night! 5, Obviously over the moon.

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    Mellow_Yellow

    Thursday, December 12, 2013

  • You're right Watton Warrior, nothing we couldn't have found on the various Bristol newsfootball websites. Also note a distinct lack of news on the Youth 6-1 win against Preston..

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    Mellow Johnny

    Thursday, December 12, 2013

  • NCFC never report on 'news' its always something that has been brought out into the open by another source. The NCFC website is the worst ever

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    Jim

    Friday, December 13, 2013

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