Liverpool youngster Sergi Canos' Bristol City move appearing unlikely as teenager stalls

Sergi Canos, who has refused to sign a new contract at Liverpool due to a wage dispute, appears to be reluctant to make the £2.5 million move to Bristol City, with Norwich City also thought to be interested.

Liverpool youngster Sergi Canos' Bristol City move appearing unlikely as teenager stalls
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Liverpool youngster Sergi Canos' £2.5 million move to Bristol City appears to have hit a stumbling block with the teenager waiting to listen to other offers.

The Reds had accepted a bid from the Championship outfit to allow the Spaniard, who is currently caught in a contract dispute with Liverpool, to enter discussions with an eye to a medical at Ashton Gate.

But Canos is stalling over the switch, with Norwich City - relegated back to the second tier from the Premier League only last month - said to be interested in the 19-year-old's services.

Bristol City will still hope to convince the Spain Under-19 international that they are the ideal next destination for him, as he looks to continue playing regular football after a successful loan spell with Brentford last term, where he scored seven goals in 38 appearances.

But with Norwich more likely to face a better chance of sealing a return to the top-flight, rather than the Robins who finished 18th last season, Canos could delay his decision in the hope that the Norfolk club decide to follow up their interest.

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Canos in action for Brentford against Nottingham Forest while on loan there last season. (Picture: Getty Images)
Canos in action for Brentford against Nottingham Forest while on loan there last season. (Picture: Getty Images)

Should the Canaries look to make a move themselves for Canos, Liverpool will hope for a similar fee to Bristol's reported offering - while it is reported they also included a sizeable sell-on clause and a buy-back fee in the deal.

Several reports suggest that Jürgen Klopp was insistent on a buy-back clause, given his incredible potential of the young winger - who still has one year remaining on his existing contract at Liverpool but is refusing to sign the current new deal table.

Ironicaly, Norwich's pursuit of Canos would come as a result of their £11 million sale of Nathan Redmond. He joined Southampton as a replacement for winger Sadio Mane, who signed for Liverpool in a £30 million deal on Tuesday. 

Norwich beat Liverpool to the signing of Coventry City starlet James Maddison in January, sealing a £3 million deal just days after the Reds made an official approach for the teenager, though it is understood they were planning to hold off any move until the summer before the East Anglican side snuck in.  

Canos made his Premier League debut on the final day of last season, coming off the bench away at West Bromwich Albion in a 1-1 draw. But though the former Barcelona Academy youngster is highly-rated by club staff, his £10,000-a-week wage demands has jeopardised his future.

Other recent Academy graduates have signed new contracts at Anfield for much less and as such Liverpool are unwilling to give in to Canos, having also lost Jordan Rossiter and Jerome Sinclair in similar situations over the past six months.