After stalling on a new deal at Anfield over wage demands, Liverpool have given Norwich City permission to speak with Sergi Canos after the Canaries had a bid of £2.5mil accepted for his services.
This, of course, equals that of fellow Championship side Bristol City who are known to have an interest in signing up the 19-year old after his successful loan spell with Brentford saw him bag eight goals and assist in five more during his run with the Bees. Despite making his first team debut under Jurgen Klopp in the Reds final game of the season, the Spaniard has been highly tipped to leave Merseyside this summer as the German re-structures his side.
With that being said, it’s not so much that Canos doesn’t fit in to the German’s plans for the future as it is him wanting too much, too soon. A product of Barcelon’a esteemed academy, the youngster looks to be developing into quite a player after making the move to Merseyside, but he looks to be the latest in a string of young players either unable to break through to the first team or unable to wait for their chance to get paid. With wage demands rumoured to be in the region of £10,000 a week, the Reds are now prepared to let him walk away and Norwich look to be the most likely destination.
Though he looked set to go to Bristol City, now that the Canaries have sold Nathan Redmond to Southampton, he could very well make the move to Carrow Road with the recently relegated side looking the more likely to be playing Premier League football in the coming years. An immediate return to the top-flight will be boss Alex Neil’s main agenda and the experience Canos earned in the Championship last season could see him be one of the main architects of their promotion push.