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Norwich see move for League One midfielder rejected

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Peterborough United have rejected an offer from Norwich City for 18-year-old midfielder Flynn Clarke, a report from The Peterborough Telegraph has revealed.

A graduate of Peterborough’s academy, Clarke has made ten appearances in all competitions for Posh at senior level, scoring three goals and providing one assist in that time.

Now it seems as though the teenager is already starting to attract plenty of attention from elsewhere during the current transfer window.

According to this latest report, Norwich have now seen an offer rejected for Clarke, as they look to bring the midfielder to Carrow Road this month.

It is thought that Norwich initially offered £300,000 for Clarke, before upping their bid to £700,000 plus add-ons over the weekend.

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However, Peterborough are already said to consider Clarke to be worth millions, and rate him as highly as they did James Maddison at that age, having sold the now-Leicester midfielder to Norwich for £3million as 19-year-old back in 2016.

As things stand, there are around 18 months remaining on Clarke’s current contract with Peterborough, securing his future at London Road until the end of next season.

The Verdict

You can see why Norwich might be interested in a deal for Clarke.

The midfielder’s record highlights the potential and ability he possesses, suggesting he could be an asset for a club such as the Canaries for some time to come.

As a result, it would make sense for them to move quickly for him, before another club beats them to it and they potentially miss out on the chance to sign him for good.

However, given how highly Peterborough seemingly rate Clarke, it is probably no surprise they want more than what Norwich offered for him, and it will be interesting to see if the Championship promotion chasers return with an improved offer for the teenager.


UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, been writing for Football League World since March 2019. I've previously worked for the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Opta, among others.

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