Nathan Redmond has today completed his move from Norwich to Southampton on a five-year deal, the clubs official website reports.
The move, which is rumoured to be in the region of £11 million, has been in the pipeline for a while now, and it will certainly be interesting to see how Redmond adapts to the club.
The 22-year old, who has represented England at every youth level possible, joins the Saints after 3 exciting years at Carrow Road.
The Englishman who is renowned for pace and trickiness, made 122 appearances and scored 13 goals for Norwich – Redmond will certainly go down in Norwich folklore as the player who scored one of the goals in the 2014/15 Championship play-off final against Middlesborough.
There was much excitement about Redmond’s debut season in the big time, and although he was one of the brightest sparks for Norwich, it didn’t all go to plan for the 22-year-old.
Making 35 Premier League appearances and scoring 6 goals, isn’t a bad return at a goal every 389 minutes on the pitch, however maybe Redmond would feel like he could’ve contributed more to Norwich’s survival bid.
When asked about the move, Redmond said:
‘The club’s style of play has always been excellent. They like to play attacking football and it’s a style I feel I can fit in really well with.’
Redmond also left a message of farewell addressing the Norwich fans on Twitter, the finishing line being:
‘Thank you again, hopefully see you back in the PL soon!’
It is clear that Redmond loved his time at Carrow Road, however the 22-year old hasn’t represented England at senior level as of yet, therefore playing in the Premier League would be the best way for him to fulfil that dream.
So… Norwich fans, what do you make of this news? Is Redmond irreplacable, or is it money well acquired? Be sure to leave thoughts and comments below!