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City agree deal to sign Sam McCallum

31 January 2020

Norwich City have completed the permanent transfer of left-back Sam McCallum from Coventry City for an undisclosed fee.

The 19-year-old has signed a contract through to the summer of 2024 and will spend the remainder of the 2019-20 season on loan at Coventry.

McCallum spent time at Jamie Vardy’s V9 Academy alongside non-league outfit Herne Bay.

In August 2018, the defender leapt up the divisions to sign for Coventry in League One and has spent the first half of this season aiding their promotion push in England’s third tier.

So far this season, McCallum has made 27 appearances and scored three goals in all competitions.

Speaking to canaries.co.uk, McCallum said: “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.

“I’m quite an athletic player. I play left-back but I can play wing-back as well, so I like to get up and down the wings.

“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.

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“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.

“I’m looking forward to going back on loan. The aim is just to get promoted, whether that be automatically or through the playoffs.”

Head Coach Daniel Farke said: “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.”

Everyone at Norwich City wishes Sam all the best for the rest of the season at Coventry.


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