Date: 28th July 2020 at 8:00am
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Blimey, it’s all kicking off now that the domestic football season has finally ended and the transfer window has officially opened.

The first thing of note is that Norwich have made another new signing, Bali Mumba from Sunderland.

The 18-year-old midfielder/right back has become the Canaries’ third signing in a week, following the arrivals of Jacob Sorensen and Przemyslaw Placheta, for a fee thought to be an initial £300k. That has riled the Sunderland fan base, who, if social media is any measurement, are furious at another young prospect leaving the Stadium of Light and for a very small fee too.

Talking of the progress that Max Aarons has made following his promotion to the first team from the Norwich academy, a story surfaced on Monday evening linking Aarons with Bundesliga duo, Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen.

Bayern won the Bundesliga with a peerless performance since football re-started after lockdown and are reportedly keen on signing Max for €20m.  The story is being reported in Germany by Sky Deutschland and reported here by insidefutbol.com.

Despite a steep learning curve in the Premier League this season, Max made 40 appearances for Norwich in all competitions and arguably ended up looking the better of City’s two young fullbacks. Players such as Jude Bellingham and Jadon Sancho at Borussia Dortmund have shown that the Bundesliga is a viable move for young English players and a move to a club of Bayern’s stature would surely turn a player’s head – I know it would mine!

Finally, another player that has been linked with Norwich for several months now is young American striker, Sebastian Soto. 

According to the Pink ‘Un, Soto will sign for Norwich as a free agent, after leaving Hannover 96, in this transfer window. The 18-year-old was thought likely to make his full international debut for the USA senior team just before lockdown hit and that means that he cannot now get a U.K. work permit. Instead, he has been training with SC Telstar in Holland ahead of a likely loan move, as he cannot play here at the moment.

Young City midfielder, Charlie Gilmour spent last season on-loan with Telstar, proving that the relationship between the two clubs is pretty solid . The official signing of Soto is thought to be announced pretty soon.

OTBC

 
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