Norwich City new boy Sergi Canos reveals his Premier ambition after Liverpool exit
PUBLISHED: 08:27 14 July 2016 | UPDATED: 09:40 14 July 2016
Sergi Canos aims to fire Norwich City back to the Premier League after sealing his move from Liverpool.
The 19-year-old is Alex Neil’s first summer signing, for an undisclosed fee, believed to be £2.5million rising to £4.5m with a series of potential add-ons.
Liverpool have first refusal on Canos as part of the deal, should the Spaniard fulfil his potential at Carrow Road, but contrary to reports over recent days the Reds have not negotiated a buy-back clause for an agreed figure as part of the transfer.
The attacking midfielder, who spent three years at Barcelona’s world-famous La Masia academy prior to moving to Merseyside, snubbed a possible switch to Championship rivals Bristol City to join the Canaries’ promotion crusade.
“I want to be a Premier League player and if I could do that with Norwich it would be amazing,” he said.
“I feel very good. It was a tough decision, but my family and I have reached a good decision. From the beginning, Norwich showed very good interest and showed that they believe in me.
“I’m very excited to be here. Carrow Road impressed me, I’ve seen videos of it and it looks an amazing atmosphere and I can’t wait to play there.”
Canos rejected a new Anfield deal to further his career, after scoring seven goals in 38 appearances during a loan stint with Brentford last season.
“Playing on loan at Brentford was probably the most important experience of my life,” he told the club’s official site.
“I wouldn’t be here if I hadn’t played at Brentford. It was the most important thing in my career. I learned to play football in the Championship. It was the right time to leave Liverpool.
“I wanted to play football and they wanted me in the under-21s so it was the right decision. I am very excited and I can’t wait to get going and to train.”
Canos’ first outing for his new club could come in Saturday’s scheduled pre-season friendly at Peterborough before City fly out to Austria for a training camp.