Talented young midfielder signs for City and rejoins Swindon on loan for the seasonNORWICH City are pleased to announce the signing of highly-rated midfielder Louis Thompson from Swindon Town, with the youngster returning to the County Ground on loan for the rest of the season.
The 19-year-old moves to the Canaries for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal with an option for a further 12 months, but will go back to League One Swindon for the 2014-15 campaign in order to continue his development.
Neil Adams said: "We're delighted to agree this deal.
"We've got quite a lot of cover in midfield but Louis is a player we've identified with plenty of potential, so it's best suited for him to stay with his current club for now and we'll continue to monitor his progress."
Thompson was handed his professional debut by Swindon as a 17-year-old back in 2012, and the central midfielder established himself in Mark Cooper's team last year, featuring 35 times in all competitions, scoring twice.
"I'm extremely proud. To come to a club of Norwich City's stature is a fantastic achievement for me. I'm really looking forward to the challenge of coming here after my loan finishes at Swindon," said the youngster.
"It's a massive club with a huge fan base, there's not a single negative thing to say about them. Hopefully they can do well this year and challenge for a Premier League place."
He has started in each of the Robins' six games this season, netting in their 4-2 Capital One Cup defeat by Brighton & Hove Albion last week.
Dover-born Thompson, whose older brother Nathan also plays for Swindon, has represented Wales at youth level.