Soto sets Norwich City ambitions

Norwich City striker Sebastian Soto has dreams of playing in the Premier League Picture: PA Images

Norwich City striker Sebastian Soto has dreams of playing in the Premier League Picture: PA Images - Credit: Imago/PA Images

Sebastian Soto may be scoring goals for SC Telstar - but the striker is raring to get back to Norwich City to impress.

The American forward signed for the Canaries in the summer after leaving German side Hannover following the expiration of his contract.

Soto’s inability to apply for a work permit has seen City place the forward out on loan - utilising their growing relationship with Dutch side Telstar.

His goal against FC Oss on Saturday was his third in four matches - and the youngster holds grand ambitions for his life at Carrow Road.

“I want to come back to Norwich. I want to get there and score goals for the club,” Soto admitted. “I want them to be a Premier League club and stay there. I’m sure that’s what all the supporters want as well. I just want success.

Soto signed for Norwich City in the summer. Picture: Norwich City FC

Soto signed for Norwich City in the summer. Picture: Norwich City FC - Credit: Jason Dawson


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“I do enjoy a challenge. If I go back and they’re in the Championship then that is also a huge challenge as well. The Premier League is a dream and that’s a massive challenge. If they end up staying up in the Championship, then that is also a big step for me.

“If that’s the case, then I will do everything in my power, along with the rest of the team, to get them back up.”

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Soto is determined to show his best side at Telstar - and admits that he joined City because of the clear pathway they constructed for his development.

“They were honest from the get go in saying that if I signed a contract with Norwich then I would have to go out on loan somewhere because of the work permit issue. I’ve actually never been on loan and I don’t have close friends here in Europe that have been on loan so I didn’t really know how it worked.

“From the first conversation I had with Norwich, their loan manager, their sporting director, they made me feel so comfortable. Especially when Telstar came up and it’s in the second division of Holland. Todd Cantwell’s pathway was through the Dutch second division and Ben Godfrey also went on loan – a loan is on the shoulder of the players, but they don’t just let their players out without a plan.

“That was the number one thing. They do have a plan. We do stay in contact with them – we speak after every game.”

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