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Norwich City sign £1m Falkirk youngster McGrandles and close in on Odjidja-Ofoe

Conor McGrandles in action for Falkirk.
Conor McGrandles in action for Falkirk. Credit: PA

Norwich City have signed highly-rated Falkirk midfielder Conor McGrandles for an undisclosed fee.

The exact cost of the transfer hasn't been revealed by either club, but it's thought that the Canaries have paid in excess of £1million to land the 18-year-old.

Norwich made the decision to move for McGrandles following a recommendation from current Norwich assistant manager Gary Holt, who left Falkirk this summer.

The Bairns have described it as a record sale for them, with McGrandles signing a three-year contract, with the option of a further 12 months, at Carrow Road.

"It feels brilliant to be here, a dream come true really. I never expected it to happen so quick, but I'm just really delighted to be here.

I know Gary Holt through our time at Falkirk and he was a big factor in me coming here. He told me all about the place and sold it really well."

– Conor McGrandles, Norwich City
Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe could join Norwich City today.
Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe could join Norwich City today. Credit: PA

Meanwhile, Norwich could be set to announce another new signing today with the club thought to be closing in on Club Brugge midfielder Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe.

It's understood that the Belgian has now penned a three-year contract after the two clubs agreed a fee of between €4million and €5million.

That fee would rise again if the Canaries gained promotion to the Premier League.


Reports: Odjidja-Ofoe heads to England for Norwich City medical

Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe could be on his way to Norwich City.
Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe could be on his way to Norwich City. Credit: PA

Club Brugge midfielder Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe is heading to England for a medical ahead of a potential move to Norwich City, according to reports in Belgium.

It's thought that the 25-year-old said goodbye to his teammates yesterday.

The Canaries will still need to agree personal terms with the player.

Odjidja-Ofoe has a €7million release clause in his Brugge contract, but it's believed that Norwich would pay more around the €5million mark.

The Canaries have also been heavily linked with highly-rated Falkirk winger Conor McGrandles, but could face late competition from Aston Villa.

Ryan Bennett.
Ryan Bennett. Credit: PA

Meanwhile, Norwich defender Ryan Bennett is set for a spell on the sidelines.

He underwent surgery yesterday on an ankle injury picked up in Saturday's win over local rivals Ipswich Town.

Club Brugge midfielder Odjidja-Ofoe to mull over potential Norwich City move

Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe.
Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe. Credit: PA

Club Brugge midfielder Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe will decide in the coming days whether he wants to move to Norwich City.

Talks are thought to be at an advanced stage between the two clubs, but personal terms still need to be agreed with the player.

Odjidja-Ofoe was a second-half substitute in Brugge's 3-1 defeat to Mechelen yesterday, and the 25-year-old was tight-lipped about his future after the game.

"I am currently still a player of Club Brugge.

My contract is still ongoing here and I still do my best for the club.

Whether this was my last game in black and blue, I don't want to say anything about it."

– Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe, Club Brugge

Police thank fans after peaceful East Anglian derby

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Ipswich fans relax ahead of yesterday's big game Credit: PA

Suffolk Police have thanked fans of Ipswich and Norwich for their behaviour ahead of the East Anglian derby.

Policing operations commander, Insp Matt Rose, said the game had been a fantastic sporting event for the two clubs.

"We would like to highlight the good-natured spirit shown by both sets of supporters in the build-up to the game and then afterwards.

We hope they felt we were firm, yet fair with our decisions and tactics to ensure they enjoyed the atmosphere, the game and their journeys to and from the ground.”

– Inspector Matt Rose

There were two arrests carried out for low-level trouble,


Cameron Jerome: "Norwich City matched my ambition"

Cameron Jerome spent time on loan at Crystal Palace last season.
Cameron Jerome spent time on loan at Crystal Palace last season. Credit: PA

New Norwich City striker Cameron Jerome says that the club's ambition to get back into the Premier League was a key factor in persuading him to move to Carrow Road.

The powerful forward joined the Canaries in a £1.5million deal last night.

Norwich reportedly beat Celtic and fellow Championship side Wigan Athletic to secure Jerome's signature, and the 28-year-old could make his debut in this weekend's East Anglian derby against Ipswich Town.

"It’s a massive club and from my point of view, where I am in my career, I just need to be playing regularly and Norwich have made me feel very welcome.

Once I spoke with the manager and a few other people here, it was a no-brainer. The ambition of the club matches my ambition as a player and I’m looking forward to getting stuck into training and hopefully being involved at the weekend.”

– Cameron Jerome, Norwich City

Jerome's signing completed a busy day of transfer activity at Norwich, with the club also sanctioning Leroy Fer's record-breaking departure to QPR as well as snapping up former Sunderland defender Carlos Cuéllar on a one-year deal.

Read more: Fer leaves in club record sale for Norwich City

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