Norwich City have confirmed the signing of Sam McCallum from Coventry City on a permanent deal with the 19-year-old signing a deal through till the summer of 2024 for an undisclosed fee, believed to be around the £3m mark.
There will be add-ons, naturally, such as appearances, promotion based stuff as well as international call-ups and a likely sell-on fee.
Welcome to Norwich City, Sam! 👋
We are delighted to confirm the signing of @Coventry_City defender Sam McCallum!
Sam will spend the rest of the campaign on loan at Coventry, before becoming part of Daniel Farke's squad for next season.
— Norwich City FC (@NorwichCityFC) January 31, 2020
Sam will be loaned straight back to the Sky Blues for the remainder of the 2019/20 season as Coventry attempt to gain promotion from League One back to the Championship.
Coventry are currently in sixth place in the League One table on 45 points, just five points off top of the table Rotherham but having two games in hand over the leaders.
It looks to me as though Sam is seen as one for the future with lots of speculation surrounding the Canaries’ excellent young crop of players such as Ben Godfrey, Max Aarons, Todd Cantwell and Jamal Lewis.
Lewis plays in the same position as new boy Sam and they seem to be very similar in their attributes. Both are quick, athletic players who can get up and down the wing and play as either left backs or wing backs. Jamal has been linked, along with the other names I mentioned, with all sorts of moves to other clubs and at time of writing and with 12 hours left in this transfer window, there are still reports linking Lewis with a move to Crystal Palace today!
I’d be very surprised indeed if that were to happen but money talks and you can never say never in these sorts of situations.
In the meantime, City need to concentrate on fighting in their remaining Premier League games and Sam needs to concentrate on getting Coventry promoted, hopefully beating Ipswich along the way!
Welcome to Norwich, Sam, you’re going to love it!