Nathan Redmond can reach his Premier League potential with Norwich City, insists Alex Neil

Alex Neil is backing Nathan Redmond to kick on at Norwich City. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Ima

Alex Neil is backing Nathan Redmond to kick on at Norwich City. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Nathan Redmond is hot property in the Premier League but Alex Neil insists Norwich City is the perfect place to dazzle.

The 21-year-old scored his second top flight goal of the season in the 3-1 away win at Sunderland to cap another vibrant outing for the Canaries.

Redmond has now plundered five goals in his last six club games, and sealed the play-off final Wembley win at Middlesbrough, to underline his status as one of the best young English players in the country.

Premier League rivals Southampton and Stoke have previously been linked with the midfielder, and Neil knows speculation is inevitable with such headline-grabbing displays.

'Nathan is young and I just think why would he want to go anywhere else when he is playing games here?' said Neil. 'If he gets to the stage where he needs to move on to further himself then I am sure that will come, but at the present moment this is the best place for him. There is no reason for him to go anywhere else. He needed to improve goals and assists and making sure at times he was dropping into that defensive shape and giving his full-back a hand.


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'He has improved dramatically in all aspects, which is why he is playing so well. You only improve if you do things properly.

'People say the more you practice the better you get, well not if you are practising the wrong things. He has to do it in the right manner and for the group. Regardless of whether it is Nathan or anyone else if it is not working for the group then they won't play.

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'I think his goal and assist ratio from February onwards has increased dramatically and we have been working a lot on his game to make him a more complete player, like everyone can see. For Nathan it is all about that consistency and making sure he is contributing.'

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