Date: 24th July 2018 at 6:00am
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Former Norwich City Academy graduate, Louis Ramsay has signed for Leicester City after being released by the Canaries.

Right back, Ramsay was released at the end of the season and judging by his Instagram page, he’s been on trial with the Foxes for the last few weeks.

The U23 Manager there is, of course, Dmitri Halajko who used to do the same job for Norwich under Alex Neil before getting headhunted to move to Leicester.

Halajko will naturally have played a big part in the move with 20-year-old Ramsay being a regular for him in the 2016/17 season and making 31 appearances that year for the Canaries’ development side.

So, what do we make of this?

Is it an oversight on City’s part or have we simply released a lad that wasn’t ever going to make the grade for Daniel Farke?

Time will be the only decider of who is right about Louis Ramsay and first off, he will be joining the Foxes’ development squad under Halajko, so don’t expect to see him lining up alongside Harry Maguire just yet.

Daniel Farke has shown over his first season in charge at Carrow Road that he is more than happy to play a youngster if he thinks he’s good enough. Angus Gunn came in and made the goalkeeper’s position his own, aged just 21 and never having played a league game before his return to Norfolk.

Farke was also quite happy to put his faith in an 18-year-old Jamal Lewis after involving him in pre-season last year and he’s done the same this summer with Max Aarons.

It matters not really because Louis has left, just like Glen Middleton did last January. Two players that were promising youngsters and we have let go.

Football is littered with stories of players who were let go for either not being good enough, strong enough, big enough etc etc etc and have then made it elsewhere.

Having said that, of the 2013 FA Youth Cup winning squad, only the Murphy twins have gone on to make the Premier League. Cameron  McGeehan went to Barnsley from Luton for £2m and Harry Toffolo was released by City and is now at Lincoln. So in recent times, there haven’t been too many wrong calls from our Academy.

As I say, time will be the only true judge of whether or not these decisions are the right ones.

Good luck, Louis.

OTBC

 

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