Premier League outfit Norwich City have moved a step closer to secure the signing of Northampton Town striker Caleb Chukwuemeka after signalling their interest by handing in a transfer offer. They are looking to move as swift and fast as possible as they face stiff competition from some other Premier League clubs.
Chukwuemeka is a Cobblers academy graduate and was only handed his first-team debut this season. He scored his first goal in an away fixture against Wigan Athletic back in October and has continued to impress his club so far this campaign.
The 18-year-old has featured in a total of 13 appearances so far this season, with most of those appearances gained by coming off the bench as his boss Keith Curle still upholds the task of sharpening his latest star.
However, with the way things are going, the youngster may not last much longer as a Northampton player, especially if the club finds Norwich’s proposal too good to refuse. The Canaries want to snap up the teenage sensation and immediately integrate him into the under-23 team initially before propping him to the first-team.
It is already in the culture of Norwich City to promote young stars who are talented unto their first-team setup, as they have done in recent times with Max Aarons, Ben Godfrey, Jamal Lewis, and Adam Idah have enjoyed successful breakthroughs to the first-team fold in recent years.
Premier League club Aston Villa have also registered an interest in Chukwuemeka and may yet have the upper band in the situation given that they already have his younger brother Carney signed to their books. The idea of reuniting with his brother bay be a deciding factor in where he chooses as his next destination.