Liverpool starlet Sergi Canos has agreed a four-year deal with an optional one-year extension to move to Norwich City, IBTimes UK understands. The Spaniard also had an offer from Bristol City, but has opted to join the Canaries instead. The deal will be made official in the coming hours.
The 19-year-old forward moved to Anfield in the summer of 2013 from Barcelona's academy, following in the footsteps of players such as Cesc Fabregas and Hector Bellerin, who also left La Masia to begin their careers in English football.
He progressed through the youth ranks of the Merseysiders as a promising talent before being sent on loan to Brentford during the 2015-2016 campaign to continue his development. The Spaniard took the opportunity to prove his talent at Griffin Park, scoring seven goals and providing five assists in 38 appearances. Jurgen Klopp consequently rewarded him with his first-team debut for Liverpool in the final game of the season, coming on as a late substitute in a 1-1 draw with WBA.
However, his future at Anfield came under scrutiny after he failed to reach an agreement over a new contract. With his current deal set to expire in the summer of 2017, Liverpool consequently decided to put him on the market to avoid losing him on a free transfer next year.
Bristol City and Norwich City agreed to match Liverpool's demands of around £2.5m plus add-ons, and following weeks of negotiations the player has opted to move to the Canaries.
Sources close to the negotiations have confirmed to IBTimes UK that Canos has already agreed a four-year deal with the Championship side, with an optional one-year extension. He is expected to fill the gap left by the departure of Nathan Redmond to Southampton, and the deal could be announced today.