Date: 7th January 2019 at 3:58pm
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Norwich City U23 winger, Simon Power has signed a new long-term deal with the Canaries and then headed out on loan to Holland for the rest of the season.

Power has signed a contract until 2021, with City holding an option for a further year. The 20 year old prospect joined Norwich this time last year from University College Dublin and has become an integral part of the U23 development side this season.

The problem with U23 football though is that it only tests a player so far, which is why a move to professional football is the preferable next step.

It worked a treat for Todd Cantwell when he went to Holland to join Fortuna Sittard on loan a year ago and fingers crossed the experience will do young Simon a power of good (sorry).

Simon is with his new FC Dordrecht team mates in Spain on a winter training camp, hence the palm trees in the background of the picture – nice.

Good luck, Simon.

In other news, Ivo Pinto is the reported subject of interest from Turkish side, Rizespor.

You may remember the name Rizespor as it’s the same club that Kyle Lafferty went on-loan to in 2015. They currently sit bottom of the Super Lig, having conceded the joint most goals in the league this season. So they could definitely do with a new defender or two.

It is being reported that initial talks are underway for the 29 year old right back and that a permanent deal could be a goer if all is agreed, according to the EDP’s Michael Bailey.

Pinto started last season as Captain but initially due to injury in pre-season and then the form of Max Aarons, he has barely played this term. Signed by Alex Neil in January 2016, at the same time as Timm Klose and Steven Naismith, Ivo has always been a fan favourite but doesn’t contribute enough going forwards in terms of assists or goals and we have better defenders now.

I think a move is best for all parties.

OTBC

 

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