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Canaries sign Adam Phillips

28 July 2017

Norwich City have signed midfielder Adam Phillips.

Phillips, 19, has put pen to paper on a two-year deal with a one-year option. He was released by Liverpool in May after rising through their academy ranks in a 10-year spell at the club.

He has been on trial with City’s Academy over the last month and impressed for the U23s on Norwich’s recent tour to Germany.

“It’s a great move for me and a great opportunity to come to a club like Norwich,” says Phillips. “I’ve heard the fans are supposed to be very loyal and the area is very nice, so I’m looking forward to seeing what the future holds. I felt the trial went really well, and it was great to be involved on the tour to Germany and to get a feel for what the coaching team want. I’m really pleased to be joining.”

Matt Gill, City’s Under-23s manager, said: “He’s really impressed everyone since we took him on trial. It’s never easy coming in on trial but he settled into the group really well, and the lads took to him. He played an hour at King’s Lynn and went to Germany, and it was clear very quickly that he has excellent technical ability.

“A lot of our good stuff on tour went through him, he has an excellent passing range and he’s technically gifted. Anyone who’s been at Liverpool at their older age groups will always have a lot of talent, so we’re really pleased to have him here.”

Richard Money, City’s Head of Academy, added: “We’ve been really happy with him since we initially took him on trial. We knew his pedigree and he’s come in and fitted in really well and made a big difference to the group.

“He has a great deal of talent and we want him to get back to achieving the potential he showed early on at a big club. We’re delighted to have secured his signing.”

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