By Alex Stevens
Norwich have signed teen sensation Sergi Canos from Liverpool, it was announced on Wednesday.
The East Anglia club have beaten Fulham, Brentford and Bristol City to land former Barcelona winger Canos.
Norwich confirmed on their official website that Canos had signed a four-year contract with the option of a fifth year.
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Norwich did not disclose the fee for Canos but it has been widely reported that they will pay a fee of £2.5million for the 19-year-old.
The winger has quit Anfield following a contract wrangle with the club, with the Canaries confirming that he had rejected an offer of a new deal from the Merseysiders.
The 19-year-old, who joined Liverpool from Barcelona in 2013, is reported to have demanded wages of around £10,000 a week, but the Premier League giants refused to bow to his demands, which sparked a scramble for his services.
Canos told the Norwich website: “From the beginning, Norwich showed very good interest and showed that they believe in me.
“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.”
Canos had a successful loan spell last season at Brentford, where he scored seven goals in 39 appearances, adding a further five in assists.
Despite his good form at the Bees last season, Anfield manager Jurgen Klopp did not regard him as a first-team candidate.
With the signing of Southampton’s Sadio Mane, Canos has fallen even further down the pecking order and the former Borussia Dortmund manager has decided to cash in on his teen prodigy.
The winger, who joined the Merseysiders from Barcelona in 2013, was given his Liverpool debut in their last Premier League game of the season against West Brom.
However, the Spain Under-19 international will now be plying his trade in the Championship as Alex Neil looks to return the Canaries to the top-flight at the first attempt.
In other Liverpool transfer news, Klopp is close to securing a deal for this 28-year-old after a nightmare stay at Anfield.