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Liverpool to Earn £750k from Spanish Starlet’s Sale

Sergi Canos’ move to Norwich hasn’t worked out, but a sell-on fee means some cash for Liverpool.

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After contract negotiations break down at Liverpool, where he was demanding a low-end first team wage, promising youngster Sergi Canos headed to Norwich City in a £2.5M deal last summer. Since , he’s made just four appearances in all competitions for the Championship side and isn’t in manager Alex Neil’s long-term plans.

As a result, he’s now on the move again, this time to Brentford—where he spent 2015-16 on loan, making 39 total appearances and scoring seven goals for The Bees—and once again, the transfer fee is £2.5M. Thanks to Liverpool negotiating a 30% sell-on fee in the deal that sent him to Norwich, they will receive £750k from his sale.

Canos first arrived at Liverpool from Barcelona in 2010, when The Reds were able to poach him from La Masia before the Spanish club was legally allowed to offer him a senior club contract. He quickly became one of the club’s most promising youngsters, though he was only able to earn a single senior appearance in his time at Anfield.

That led to a situation where the club were unwilling to pay a then 18-year-old Canos based on his promise alone, and eventually that ended with his move to Norwich. Hopefully, his move back to Brentford will bring more success for the young Spaniard.