As has been Stuart Webber`s way, Norwich City have seemingly pulled off a bit of a coup by signing Tottenham`s highly rated Marcus Edwards on loan until the end of the season, with no real warning of what was in the offing.
Attacking midfielder Edwards, is highly rated by Mauricio Pochettino and has even been compared to a young Lionel Messi by the Spurs boss.
Now that is obviously a big tag to give the young man but fingers crossed he can have an impact at Norwich, as he will be filling the boots of Alex Pritchard.
Sadly, he is ineligible for Wednesday’s FA Cup tie against Chelsea due to not being registered ahead of the first meeting between the teams. He will though, join the Canaries immediately and presumably will be available for Saturday`s home game with Sheffield United.
He was also part of the England U19 team that won the European U19 Championships last summer.
“I’m really excited and can’t wait to help the team” he told Canaries.co.uk
‘I like to get on the ball, take people on, create things and score goals. When I spoke to the manager (Head Coach, Marcus), he made me feel welcome and explained how he wanted to play.’
Daniel Farke added: ‘Marcus is a young player with huge potential.
‘He is rated as one of the biggest talents in English football but will need some time to adapt to a new surrounding and to the physical game in the Championship.
‘Again, it’s a sign of our way to work with young and talented players.’
This is a very welcome addition, following last week`s departure of Pritchard and the lighting of torches and grabbing of pitchforks by some of the Canary faithful.
Welcome to Norwich, Marcus.