Ipswich Town youngster Liam Gibbs has made the switch to nearby rivals Norwich City after the Premier League newcomers paid an undisclosed fee to secure his services.
The 18-year-old, who has signed a professional contract that runs until the summer of 2025, was instrumental in Ipswich’s terrific run to the FA Youth Cup semi-final, netting once and claiming two assists in five appearances before their unfortunate final four defeat to Liverpool.
Gibbs had previously captained the club at Under-15 and Under-16 level, and represented the first team on four occasions, with three outings in the EFL Trophy before a Sky Bet League One start against Charlton Athletic in November.
Gibbs told the Canaries website: “I am very, very excited. I am looking forward to starting my journey as soon as possible. It is a new step for me and for my career. I am looking to make the most of it, showcase my talent and hopefully I can help the club keep moving forward.
“I have seen young players in the past that have gone through the academy and into the first team. Norwich have a reputation for bringing through young players and I just want to be the next one to get into the first team and make things happen.
“I can see a clear pathway for me. Now I am just excited to get started, fulfil my potential and show everyone what I can do.”