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Norwich City swoop for highly-rated Coventry City left-back Sam McCallum

Sam McCallum will spend the rest of the season back on loan at Coventry. Credit: PA

Norwich City have signed highly-rated Coventry City left-back Sam McCallum for an undisclosed fee.

The 19-year-old, who has attracted interest from Liverpool in the past, has signed a contract until the summer of 2024 at Carrow Road.

McCallum is a graduate of Jamie Vardy’s V9 Academy, and was spotted by Coventry while playing for non-league side Herne Bay.

He's become a regular fixture in Coventry's team this season, making 27 appearances and scoring three goals.

McCallum will spend the rest of the campaign back on loan at Coventry before joining up with his new Canaries teammates in the summer.

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“The last 24 hours have been hectic to say the least but quite overwhelming as well. Everyone has welcomed me with open arms, so it’s been good as well," McCallum said.

“The club’s got a good philosophy of bringing through young players like Max and Jamal, as well as Ben Godfrey. It’s a good philosophy.

“The style of play attracted me to coming here. I like it a lot. Now I’ve met the people here, they’re very nice as well. Those are the main things.

Head Coach Daniel Farke added: “Sam is a very interesting talent and we’re delighted that he sees his long-term future with us.

“We’re all excited by his potential. He’s a young, homegrown player who we hope can continue to develop and improve. We will allow him to work with all of the right tools in our environment and look forward to seeing how far he can progress.”

Norwich also cancelled the loan of Sevilla midfielder Ibrahim Amadou on deadline day, who will now see out the season at Spanish club CD Leganés instead, and young midfielder Isak Thorvaldsson was loaned out to League One side Fleetwood Town.

Meanwhile, Stevenage also had a busy transfer deadline day, signing four new players and allowing two to leave.

West Ham youngster Dan Kemp arrived on loan for the rest of the season, and Boro also completed the loan signing of Ipswich Town striker Ben Folami.

Brentford midfielder Canice Carroll and Middlesbrough left-back Paddy Reading both joined on a permanent deals, while Kurtis Guthrie and Chris Stokes both left the club - sealing moves to Bradford City and Forest Green Rovers respectively.

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