Norwich City are said to eyeing a deal this summer for Peterborough United midfielder Flynn Clarke, according to a recent report by the Daily Mirror.
The teenager is an attacking midfielder by trade and has excelled at youth level for the Posh in recent years, thus seeing him attract interest in his services from elsewhere.
Norwich are said to be keen on bringing in the 18-year-old to supplement their development squad as they look to get him up to scratch ahead of working him into first team reckoning.
Clarke has only made 11 first team appearances for the newly promoted Sky Bet Championship side but has already found the net on three occasions, with all of those strikes coming in the Papa John’s Trophy.
His current contract at London Road expires in the summer of next year, meaning that the Canaries will be required to pay a fee of some form for the youngster’s services.
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Meanwhile Daniel Farke’s men are also trying to tie up another deal, with Southampton’s Angus Gunn currently on their radar.
Clarke is easily one of the best talents to come through Peterborough’s academy in recent years and the club will understandably be gutted if they do indeed lose the teenager.
They have slightly been backed into a corner on this one as he only has a year left to run on his current contract, which means they could be more inclined to cash in this summer as opposed to letting him leave for nothing next year.
It is hard for clubs lower down the EFL pyramid to keep hold of their best young players and as a result, they are more likely to see them depart for sides at a higher level.
If Posh do receive a good fee from the Canaries for Clarke, it will at least be some consolation to the academy for all the hard work they put into developing the player.