Norwich City have signed striker Tristan Abrahams from Leyton Orient.
Abrahams, 18, has signed a two-year deal with a year option. The youngster made his first-team debut for Orient in March this year and made eight further appearances, including netting the winner against Hartlepool United in April.
Abrahams will be loaned back to Leyton Orient for the season, but will be available to train with and feature for City’s U23s.
“I’m absolutely buzzing to come to a club I’ve admired for a long time,” Abrahams says. “It’s a great opportunity for me and I’m so happy to have signed. I was told a few clubs were interested but when I heard Norwich were also interested I knew that was the one to come to straight away.
“Heading back to Orient works well for me because I want to play as much first-team football as I can to really improve my game for when I come back to Norwich.”
Matt Gill, City’s Under-23s manager, said: “Tristan had a very good end to last season, coming back from his loan and making his senior debut at Orient in difficult circumstances. That was fantastic for the young lad, and he’s hit the ground running in first-team football.
“We want our boys playing senior football, so this deal works really well for us – he plays senior football and also integrates with the lads here too. He’s very athletic and everyone you speak to about him will tell you what a great attitude he has.”
Richard Money, City’s Head of Academy, added: “He’s played League Two football and is still young. He’s a big, strong centre-forward and one we think we can develop. The fact he’s already at a good club and that they want to take him back on loan is a good deal for everybody.”