Norwich City new boy Sergi Canos accepts the Nathan Redmond challenge

Sergi Canos is up for the challenge of trying to replace Nathan Redmond at Norwich City. Picture: Ja

Sergi Canos is up for the challenge of trying to replace Nathan Redmond at Norwich City. Picture: Jasonpix - Credit: JASON DAWSON/JASONPIX

Norwich City new boy Sergi Canos will embrace the challenge of replacing Nathan Redmond.

Canos could make his first Canaries appearance in Wednesday's opening friendly of the club's Austrian tour against Czech club FK Dukla Prague, following his recent move from Liverpool. Alex Neil has publicly backed the attacking midfielder to soften the blow of Redmond's Southampton exit and the Spanish teenager aims to live up to the billing.

Canos said: 'That is a good challenge. But I take it. Every player is different but he is a top player in the Premier League now with Southampton but if I can do what he did I will be pleased. I am happy if the manager has that expectation. I love to play football. These challenges are amazing and if I take the Redmond challenge it would be more difficult, but I like to play anywhere across the front three although I prefer to play on the right. If he wanted me to play in goal I would.'

Canos sought the advice of a former Canary before rejecting a new contract to stay on Merseyside.

'I spoke to Carlos Cuellar before coming here and he gave me a good impression of Norwich,' he said. 'The manager here told me it was a family club. In Norwich they have 27,000 every home game so that was enough. I didn't know anyone here but I haven't felt like a new player. It is a long way from Liverpool. My family came and they did a six-hour drive and then five-and-a-half back, but it was a big decision for me to move from Barcelona to Liverpool when I was 16 so I am not scared of change.

'If I want to play Premier League then I must do these things. There was other clubs interested but if someone believes in me and tells me I can play then I go. The manager at Liverpool didn't say anything to me.

'The club offered me a new contract and for me it wasn't the right time to be there. I wanted to look for new things.'

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