Norwich City have used the change in their pocket and have signed Pierre Fonkeu from Club Brugge for an undisclosed fee as confirmed by the club website.
The 20-year-old striker came through the Club Brugge academy and his talent had been noticed by several teams from across the Northern Sea who started to become interested in him over the summer. However while many teams were looking to sign Fonkeu, he ended up going on trial with Norwich as he looked to earn a contract with the Canaries.
And whatever he did at training was enough to impress the coaches at Norwich as he has now been handed a two-year deal with the club. While he isn’t expected to be thrown in the first team straight away and instead will gain experience with the U23s, there is plenty of hope that he will eventually break into the first eleven and show why several teams from England wanted to sign him.
Following the signing of Fonkeu, Norwich U23s manager Matt Gill said: “Pierre integrated really quickly into the group, and mainly that was down to his performances,”
“He works really hard during sessions and he took that into games, and he’s a lovely lad to work with. He’s hungry to learn and get even better and that’s the type of character we want here.
“He’s very hard working for the team, quick, strong and a really unselfish striker. He chases lost causes and puts defenders under pressure.”
Norwich fans could take a closer look at Fonkeu should he play against Newcastle United U23s on the 11th September.