England Under-21 winger Nathan Redmond has signed for Norwich City
Nathan Redmond has agreed a four-year deal to join Norwich City from Championship side Birmingham City.
The 19-year-old will team up with his former boss Chris Hughton, who handed him his professional debut against Rochdale in 2010. He went on to make 81 appearances for the club.
Redmond, who featured in all three matches for England Under-21s at the UEFA European Championship 2013 in Israel last month, told www.canaries.co.uk: “I'm very happy. It looks like a fantastic club, I'm just looking forward to getting started now.
“The people around the football club and in the city that I have spoken to so far have attracted me to this club so much.”
On linking up with his former manager Hughton, Redmond said: “He was very influential on my career at Birmingham. He gave me the chance to play and the chance to express myself every time that I stepped on to the field and I feel like on the bigger stage he'll do exactly the same thing.
“I'd probably say I've played some of my best football under him so far. Last season was a good one for me in terms of goals and assists and just general performances. Hopefully I can continue the form that I left off with last season at Birmingham.”
Redmond has been capped at every England youth level, and he’ll now be looking to establish himself in the Premier League.
Hughton also expressed his delight at securing Redmond’s signature. He said: “Nathan is a young and exciting player that I had the pleasure of working with at Birmingham. He is a player that was of interest to us for some time and the situation has now come about that we can get him on our terms.
“He's someone we can bring in to the forward areas and primarily has played on either wing in his career so far, but can also play off the front. He's very keen to develop his own game, he's one of these lads that likes to be on the training pitch and is usually one of the last ones off the training pitch.
“I'm sure the move won't phase him but this is still a part of his development and one he is very much looking forward to.”