Liverpool’s young Spanish winger Sergi Canos has completed his move to join Championship side Norwich City.
The 19-year-old failed to agree terms on a new contract with the Reds, forcing them to consider offers for a permanent transfer this summer.
Norwich‘s offer was matched by fellow second-tier side Bristol City, but Canos has opted to join the Canaries, signing a four-year deal.
Liverpool are set to receive an initial £2.5 million for the former Barcelona youngster, while the deal also reportedly includes a potential £2 million in add-ons, as well as a buy-back option.
Canos impressed while on loan at Brentford last season, and made his Reds debut as a sub at West Brom on the final day of the season.
He has been signed to replace the outgoing Nathan Redmond, as manager Alex Neil revealed.
“Sergi has a good background having been at Barcelona before moving to Liverpool at a young age,” Neil said.
“At Brentford last year he did really well.
“With Nathan Redmond leaving we wanted to replace him with someone exciting; someone who can dribble, can score goals and can provide assists.
“Hopefully Sergi can show everybody how good he can be.”
Speaking on his move Canos outlined Norwich‘s “very good interest” as a factor behind his move.
“From the beginning, Norwich showed very good interest and showed that they believe in me,” he explained.
“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.
“I want to be a Premier League player, so if I can do that with Norwich it would be amazing.”
I'm a new Canary???? So happy to be here!! Can't wait to feel the atmosphere of Carrow Road!! Come on Yellows!! pic.twitter.com/p9lctUagWh
— Sergi Canós Tenés (@sergicanos) July 13, 2016
Liverpool will likely monitor Canos’ progress, and if he continue his strong development under Neil at Norwich, could opt to bring him back to Anfield.