Norwich City transfer rumours: Canaries complete deal for striker Pierre Fonkeu

PUBLISHED: 15:19 27 July 2017 | UPDATED: 16:07 27 July 2017

Pierre Xavier Fonkeu scored in the U23s development match against Oberhausen in Germany. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Pierre Xavier Fonkeu scored in the U23s development match against Oberhausen in Germany. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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Former Club Brugge forward Pierre Fonkeu has reportedly agreed a deal with Norwich City after a successful development trial.

The 20-year-old Belgian scored on City’s recent German tour for Matt Gill’s Under-23s in the win over SC Rot-Weiß Oberhausen. The bustling striker was on trial for the past few weeks with ex-Liverpool midfielder Adam Phillips and Hitchin centre back Will Wright.

Academy chief Richard Money and sporting director Stuart Webber were both in Germany to watch the trio and Gill made it clear a final decision on whether to offer deals would be made when the squad returned to England.

Fonkeu had come through the youth system of Club Brugge and was recently linked with a host of English clubs, including City, Stoke, Sunderland, Derby and Wolves. The U23s will form a Norwich City XI which takes on National League side Sutton United on Friday as they step up preparations for the new Premier League Two season.

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