By Wayne Veysey

24th Jun, 2021 | 5:11pm

Sources: Rochdale and Exeter City race to sign Norwich City star Mair

Rochdale and Exeter City lead the race to sign Norwich City goalkeeper Archie Mair this summer, Football Insider understands.

The Scotland Under-21 international is highly thought of at Carrow Road and recently signed a new deal at the Premier League new boys until 2024.

A Norwich source has told Football Insider that a host of EFL clubs have made enquiries about taking Mair on loan for next season.

The Canaries are open to the idea, with Rochdale and Exeter currently the leading contenders.

The recent arrival of Angus Gunn from Southampton has increased competition for places in the Norwich City side.

The Canaries feel Mair would be best suited to going out on loan again to get valuable first-team experience under his belt.

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Rochdale, fresh from suffering relegation from League One last season, are looking to rebuild their squad and see Mair as a key addition to their plans.

Exeter are also aiming to bolster their goalkeeping ranks during this summer’s transfer window.

Mair spent last season on loan at National League outfit King’s Lynn Town and he impressed during his time at the club.

The 6ft 5in shot-stopper made 25 appearances in all competitions for Kings Lynn and kept four clean sheets.

The Scot moved to Carrow Road from Aberdeen in 2019 and made the bench for two Premier League games the last time Norwich were in the top flight.

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