Norwich City confirmed their second signing of the transfer window earlier this week, albeit being an under-23 arrival.
The club revealed that Daniel Adshead has joined Norwich from League One side Rochdale on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee.
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Norwich City secured promotion to the Premier League last season as they won the Championship title and are now preparing for a top-flight campaign.
As part of their promotion, Norwich will be looking to use their funds wisely, with Adshead clearly one for the future – similar to deals Norwich completed for James Maddison and Ben Godfrey back in 2016.
But who is Adshead? We have put together a factfile on the youngster to help fans learn a little bit more about Norwich’s lastest arrival this summer…
Adshead is a 17-year-old attacking midfielder who played for League One side Rochdale.
He was born in Manchester and joined Rochdale’s youth academy in 2017.
Club career so far
He made his debut in September 2017, at the age of just 16.
He made nine first-team appearances in the 2017/18 campaign, before playing 16 times in all competitions last season – scoring once.
International career so far
He has been capped three times by England at under-18 level and made his debut in November 2018.
He scored on his debut for the under-18 side in a game against Holland at a tournament in Spain.
Reports have claimed that Norwich have paid £300k for the talented youngster, who will now go and play for the club’s under-23 side next season – unless the club send him out on loan.
Who else was interested?
Norwich reportedly beat off competition from the Premier League’s best two clubs to sign Adshead.
Manchester City and Liverpool were said to be in the running for the midfielder, but he opted for the move to Carrow Road.
Other interesting facts
When he was 14, he was watched by scouts of Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
When he was 16, he had to change in a separate room to the first-team due to child safety laws.