Sources: Norwich City set sights on Plymouth Argyle star Michael Cooper
Norwich City have set their sights on signing Plymouth Argyle goalkeeper Michael Cooper, Football Insider understands.
Cooper, 22, won League One’s Golden Glove trophy this term and was also named in the EFL League One Team of the Season.
A Norwich source has told Football Insider the club are keeping close tabs on the keeper and see him as a star-in-the-making.
The Canaries are preparing for life back in the Championship next season as they look to rebuild their squad.
Cooper played every minute of every match for the Pilgrims during the 2021-22 campaign, keeping 18 clean sheets to help the Devon side to a seventh-place finish.
The Exeter-born shot-stopper is contracted until June 2024 after pledging his future to the Home Park side last year (2021).
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Cooper made his Plymouth debut at 18 years old in 2017 but didn’t assume the number one spot until the start of the 2020-21 campaign.
Tim Krul and Angus Gunn have rotated between the sticks for Norwich but both have been powerless to avoid the Canaries’ relegation to the second tier.
Krul is contracted until June 2024, while Gunn’s deal expires at the end of the 2024-25 season.
Norwich boss Dean Smith will be looking to stamp his own authority on the Carrow Road side after inheriting Daniel Farke’s squad in November.
Plymouth will once again play in League One next term after seeing their playoff chances fade in the very last week of the season.