Norwich have announced the signing of Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom on a season-long loan deal.
The 22-year-old, who signed a new four-year contract with the Reds in May, spent last season on loan at West Brom, having previously impressed in the Sky Bet Championship for Derby in a temporary spell the previous campaign. According to sources, the newly-promoted Canaries will pay a loan fee of $1.95million for the England Under-21 defender, who can operate as a full-back or in the center.
Norwich boss Alex Neil said on the club’s website: "I’m delighted as Andre fits our profile in terms of getting hungry players in who want to make their way in the game. He’s also had Premier League experience with a few different clubs, so we’re happy to get it over the line. It will add to the competition for places as he’s a flexible player. In the past he’s played center-back and right-back. Having added competition to the left-hand side with Robbie Brady, it was important to add something to the right side as well. The squad is certainly getting stronger, which I’m really pleased about."
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Wisdom needs regular first-team football and going out on loan again seemed the obvious move after new arrival Joe Gomez impressed on Liverpool’s recent tour to Asia and Australia to move up the pecking order.
Gomez, a $5.5million signing from Charlton, was deployed at left-back for some of the friendlies and looks like being able to provide cover on both flanks as well as in the center if necessary.