Norwich City have confirmed that they have completed the signing of Kenny Coker from Southend after the youngster impressed on trial.
📝 Norwich City are delighted to confirm the signing of striker Kenny Coker from Southend United!
Coker will initially form part of the club’s development and academy setup.
— Norwich City FC (@NorwichCityFC) May 13, 2021
The 17-year-old had made his debut for the Shrimpers back in February, and he went on to play five games for the club as they dropped out of the Football League.
His ability caught the eye of the Canaries though, with the striker joining for a trial before the end of the season. And, he clearly impressed, as the newly-promoted side announced his arrival on their official site this afternoon.
The update explained how Coker will initially join up with the U18s, with his challenge to progress through the ranks, like many have done at Carrow Road.
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As you would expect, the news went down well with the majority of Norwich supports, who wished the youngster well as he prepares for the big move.
Here we look at some of reaction to the news from Twitter…
Well-done @NorwichCityFC and warm welcome back to the Premier League, we will render full support!!!
— Tendai Mushaya (@MushayaTendai) May 13, 2021
Good signing, first of many this summer I’m sure. Love our youth development!
— Jonah Lossiah (@YonaDagalosi) May 13, 2021
Really talented kid, treat him well, lads.
— dan (@memecabinet) May 13, 2021
— Greggers (@gjgregg) May 13, 2021
Not sure about this, looking at his stats he's hardly played any games, at the same time he's probably cost us pennies and is one of the future. Atleast we're showing some activity already though, which is always good to see. #ncfc https://t.co/QRXiFOM0DW
— Jack💛💚 (@ncfcjackk) May 13, 2021
Good signing that wtf
— Lewis Jackson (@lewisjackson__) May 13, 2021
— james (@VrancicFC) May 13, 2021