Barely a week ago it was reported that Norwich City were looking at a Liverpool youngster to replace a player who went to Southampton to fill the gap left by Sadio Mané, who as it turns out, joined Liverpool for £30 million. The transfer wheel was rumoured to turn, and with news of a £2.5 million bid for Sergi Canos being accepted by Liverpool, it has indeed come to pass. Norwich bid for the 19-year-old to presumably take the spot vacated by Nathan Redmond and will have an opportunity to discuss terms with the Spanish youth international.
After contract talks with the youngster broke down, a departure was rumoured to be a strong possibility in late May. The talented schemer joined from Barcelona three years ago but will have to fulfil his potential elsewhere. With one year left on his contract, this isn't a bad deal for Liverpool if add-ons and clauses are included. Redmond brought in around £11 million when he moved back to the Premier League, so Norwich have some cash to play around with along with parachute payments.
Liverpool have seen a number of youngsters depart this summer including Jordan Rossiter and Jerome Sinclair. While this is not yet a done deal, it seems inevitable that Sergi Canos will be developing his game elsewhere next season. Alex Neil is a promising manager who should be a trusty guide for Canos if a deal is finalised over the coming days or weeks, and playing a key role in a club attempting to regain its Premier League status at the first attempt should be an enticing one for a player who could really announce himself as realised potential in the years to come.