CITY Chief Executive David McNally has confirmed the Canaries will be seeking substantial compensation from Aston Villa if the Midlands club sign goalkeeper Jed Steer when his current contract expires on July 1.
The 20-year-old England Youth and Schoolboy international has been offered a contract to stay at Carrow Road but Villa’s official website stated yesterday that he would be reuniting with former City boss Paul Lambert.
The highly-rated young ‘keeper has played 16 games at senior professional level, twice for Norwich in the FA Cup and 14 times while on loan with Yeovil Town in League One in 2011.
He also played four games for Cambridge United in the Blue Square Premier Division during a loan spell with them in 2012.
McNally told canaries.co.uk: “Jed is an excellent young ‘keeper with a bright future ahead of him and was very much part of our plans for next season and beyond.
“We offered him a good new contract but it looks like he has opted to sign for Aston Villa instead. We’re obviously disappointed to be losing the services of a very promising young England international ‘keeper and will be seeking substantial compensation from Villa.”