Date: 28th July 2020 at 4:44pm
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Norwich City’s summer signing spree continues apace as the club have today announced two more signings.

The worst kept secret of the summer was finally confirmed on Tuesday morning when the Canaries announced the signing of Sebastian Soto as a free agent after the player’s contract expired at Hannover 96. Soto has signed a three-year deal with the Canaries.

The 20-year-old USA youth international joined Hannover in 2018 and made his first team debut in April 2019 against Wolfsburg. He also did very well in last summer’s Under-20 FIFA World Cup, scoring four times as the USA made it to the quarter-finals.

Currently though, Soto is unable to get a work permit and he has been training with SC Telstar in Holland, with a loan looking likely. Becoming a senior international would hopefully solve the work permit issue and prior to lockdown Soto had been expected to make his senior bow for the USA in a couple of friendly games. Hopefully that will happen sooner rather than later, although as to where he will fit into the squad is unknown. It might be that a loan to Telstar could help Daniel Farke make up his mind on that one.

Later in the day, a second announcement arrived, signalling the signing of Matthew Dennis.

The 18-year-old midfielder has joined the Canaries after his contract expired at the Arsenal academy, no doubt with one eye on the progress of Josh Martin, who has followed a similar path and recently made his first team debut.

During his first interview with the club’s website, he acknowledged Martin as a close friend which I imagine will help him settle in.

Welcome Seb and Matt.

OTBC

 
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