Ignasi Miquel to leave Norwich City after agreeing to end contract early

Ignasi Miquel of Norwich in action during the pre season friendly match at Emerald Park, GorlestonPi

Ignasi Miquel of Norwich in action during the pre season friendly match at Emerald Park, GorlestonPicture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 64026711/07/2015 - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Spanish defender Ignasi Miquel is to leave Norwich City after a mutual agreement was made to end his contract early.

The 22-year-old was signed from Arsenal during the reign of former Canaries manager Neil Adams last summer, when he was given a three-year deal with an option for a further 12 months.

Miquel made just two appearances for City though, both in cup competitions, and was included in the club's under-21s squad for a pre-season training camp in the Alps.

The Canaries have now revealed that the former Spain Under-21 international will leave the club when his contract expires on Friday, July 31.

Miquel joined for a fee reported to be around £1.5million on the final day of the summer transfer window in 2014 but only played in a shock 1-0 loss at Shrewsbury Town in the third round of the Capital One Cup and a disappointing 2-0 defeat at Preston in the third round of the FA Cup.

He made seven appearances for City's under-21 side but was rarely involved in the first-team squad but was given a chance by manager Alex Neil at the start of the current pre-season fixtures.

Miquel played the second half of a 7-0 win at non-league Gorleston and the final hour of a 3-1 win at Cambridge United, which was split into four quarters of 30 minutes.

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The Spaniard then played the second half as the U21s beat SV Kirchdorf 7-0 on tour, as well as all of a 2-1 victory for the U21s against Turkish side Gaziantepspor, but is now set to leave.

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