By Scott Taylor
Sergi Canos is looking more and more likely to leave Liverpool after they accepted a £2.5m bid for the winger from Championship side Bristol City.
Canos, 19, stated his desire to leave the club after a contract dispute which saw him demand £10,000 a week, despite saying it was a ‘dream come true’ making his first-team debut in the 1-1 draw at West Brom on 15 May. However, after allowing Bristol City to open talks with the Spaniard, which may lead to a medical, he is considering the offer after newly-relegated side Norwich expressed interest in him.
Canos returned to Liverpool at the end of last season after making 39 appearances on loan at Championship side Brentford, where he scored seven goals and created five assists.
He quickly became a fans favourite at Griffin Park, which led to inquiries for the winger, amid interest from Championship rivals Fulham and Reading as well as SPL side Rangers.
After the Scottish Premier League side submitted a £1m in May, Liverpool demanded at least £4m for the Spaniard, who joined the club from Barcelona in the summer of 2013.
Canos has one year left on his current contract, but his representatives were not happy with the £3,000-a-week contract offered by the club, and looks set to leave after scoring three goals and creating seven assists in 25 U21 Premier League games.
Bristol City had a bid of £2.5m accepted, which was £1.5m below the reported asking price, but the deal does have a buy-back clause should the youngster reach his full potential.
The Robins are confident in convincing Canos to move to Ashton Gate for regular football, but Norwich may tempt him due to their ambitions to immediately return to the Premier League.
The Canaries are looking to replace Nathan Redmond, who joined Southampton last week for an undisclosed fee, but despite his destination looking unclear, it is looking more and more likely that Canos will leave Liverpool before the start of the season.