Norwich Sign Promising Southampton Midfielder Harrison Reed on a Season-Long Loan Deal
Norwich have confirmed the arrival of Southampton midfielder Harrison Reed on a season-long loan deal.
The 22-year-old has featured 17 times in the Premier League for the Saints, and made his debut for the club in 2013.
Reed played six times in cup competitions last season, but has turned to Championship side Norwich as he looks for more first team football.
"Speaking to the manager, it really encouraged me to join," he said following confirmation of his arrival.
"From the outside, it’s a massive club pushing to get back to the Premier League. The philosophy here suits me down to the ground so I’m really excited and very happy it’s done."
Reed is Norwich's fifth signing of the summer after the arrivals of Marley Watkins, Angus Gunn, Mario Vrancic and Christoph Zimmermann, and head coach Daniel Farke has welcomed the signing of the youngster.
"Harrison is a young and talented player with lots of potential," he said. "He is technically very good with the ball and fits my idea of football. We will look to develop and improve him, so I'm looking forward to us working together."
City Sporting Director Stuart Webber, meanwhile, added: "We are very grateful to Southampton for their assistance in ensuring the deal to bring Harrison to Carrow Road was completed swiftly.
"We are especially grateful to their Director of Football Operations, Ross Wilson, for his role in helping to make this happen. Harrison will now link up with the rest of the senior squad for the remainder of their training camp in Ireland."