Norwich City sign Sevilla midfielder Ibrahim Amadou on loan-to-buy deal

Ibrahim Amadou has joined Norwich City. Credit: PA

Norwich City have signed midfielder Ibrahim Amadou from Spanish club Sevilla on a season-long loan, with an option to buy next summer.

The 26-year-old becomes the Canaries' fifth signing of the transfer window following the loan arrivals of Patrick Roberts and Ralf Fährmann and the permanent captures of Josip Drmić and Sam Byram.

Amadou, who joined Sevilla from Lille last summer, is primarily a defensive midfielder but can also play at centre-back.

It remains to be seen if he will be involved in Norwich's squad for their opening Premier League game at Liverpool on Friday night.

It's been reported that a £9 million fee has been agreed to make the move permanent next summer, which would make Amadou the club's record signing.

“I’m happy to play for Norwich because I know they just got promoted to the Premier League with a lot of points in the Championship," Amadou said.

“When I was young, it was a dream to play in the Premier League but the more I grew up, the more it became an objective.

“I had this opportunity right now and I’ve decided to take it. I will try to do my best in the Premier League."

Meanwhile, Southend United have signed Leicester City forward Layton Ndukwu on a season-long loan.