Norwich City have officially confirmed the signing of 19-year-old Spanish play-maker Sergi Canos from Liverpool. The former Barcelona academy player rejected the offer of a contract extension at Anfield and joins the Canaries for a fee believed to be in the region of Â£2.5m.
Canos, who spent most of last season on loan in the Championship with Brentford, has signed a four-year contract that will keep him at Carrow Road until 2020. There is a further option to extend the deal by an additional 12 months.
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"From the beginning, Norwich showed very good interest and showed that they believe in me," an excited Canos told his new club's official website.
"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."
For Canaries boss Alex Neil, the young midfielder's footballing education at La Masia and then on Merseyside is particularly important.
"Sergi has a good background having been at Barcelona before moving to Liverpool at a young age," the Scot, looking for immediate promotion back to the Premier League, added.
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"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."
Canos scored seven times in 38 Championships appearances for the Bees in 2015/16. He played just once for Liverpool, on the final day of the Premier League season, and has been capped regularly by Spain at various age groups.