Liverpool accept Norwich City’s £2.5 million bid for Sergi Canos

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Spanish winger Sergi Canos could be on his way to join Norwich City, after Liverpool accepted their £2.5 million on Monday.

Canos had already seen a similar bid from Bristol City accepted, but was said to be holding out for the Canaries’ offer due to their likelihood of challenging for promotion in 2016/17.

Alex Neil’s side were relegated from the Premier League last season, but are favourites for a title bid in the coming campaign.

After sanctioning the departure of England U21 winger Nathan Redmond to Southampton, in turn paving the way for Sadio Mane‘s move to Liverpool, Norwich have set their sights on Canos.

Now, according to the Liverpool Echo, the Reds have accepted an offer worth £2.5 million for the 19-year-old.

Canos looked set for a bright future on Merseyside, but talks broke down over a new deal following the youngster’s demand of an improved, £10,000-a-week wage.

The former Barcelona youth still has a year left on his contract, but Liverpool are keen to sell to maximise on his value.

Having reportedly negotiated a buy-back option in their deal with Bristol City, it remains to be seen whether Norwich have accepted a similar arrangement.

But with Mane joining a host of attacking talent at Jurgen Klopp‘s disposal for 2016/17, Canos’ departure seems likely.

Canos was set to join Klopp’s squad for pre-season training, with the Reds reconvening at Melwood on Saturday.

But he has instead been stationed at the club’s academy, and could soon be making his way to East Anglia for contract talks.

The Spaniard could join fellow youngsters Jerome Sinclair, Jordan Rossiter, Joao Carlos Teixeira and Daniel Trickett-Smith in sealing moves away from Anfield this summer.

Though this marks something of a disappointing juncture, given the promise of this quintet in the early stages of their Liverpool careers, Klopp is clearly taking a streamlined approach to youth development.

If Canos does make the move to Carrow Road, he could well be lining up against his former team-mates in 2017/18.

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