Norwich City have signed American U20 striker, Sebastian Soto from Hannover 96 according to Bild in Germany.
Spotted by Twitter transfer guru Cory@iwritethings23, it isn’t quite as straight forward as it sounds though.
— BILD Sport (@BILD_Sport) May 13, 2020
According to my Google Translate of this article, it seems that Soto has already signed a contract with the Canaries until 2023 but there is a snag. The 19-year-old “highly talented” striker’s contract with Hannover 96 expires on June 30th and he has wasted no time in getting a new club in the shape of Norwich.
However, according to Bild, Soto cannot get a work permit due to not being a full American international. He was seemingly due to play in the USA’s internationals with Holland and Wales back in March but they were cancelled due to COVID-19.
It would seem that he will probably now have to find himself another loan club until he gets the okay for a UK work permit.
Soto has 5 first team appearances for Hannover 96 but with no goals scored.
This is exactly the sort of transfer that Norwich would pull off under Stuart Webber’s direction and with Bild reporting it, it seems almost certain.
Great spot, Cory!