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DEAL: Coventry City's James Maddison joins Norwich City for undisclosed fee, and loaned back to City

1 February 2016

The Sky Blues midfielder will stay with the club for the remainder of the 2015/16 season as part of the deal...

Coventry City midfielder James Maddison has joined Premier League side Norwich City for an undisclosed fee.

The 19-year old has been immediately loaned back to the Sky Blues until end of the season as part of the deal.

Maddison progressed through the club's Academy at the age of seven and progressed through every age group to sign professional terms with the club in November 2014.

The Coventry-born playmaker made his first professional appearance for the Sky Blues against Cardiff City in the Capital One Cup in August 2014.

Maddison went on to make 18 appearances during the 2014/15 season, scoring a crucial goal in the 2-1 win over Crawley Town on the final day of the season to help the club secure it's League One status.

He has already made 12 appearances for the Sky Blues this season, despite a three-month injury absence, scoring two goals for the Sky Blues.

Executive Vice Chairman Chris Anderson admits the club were reluctant for Maddison to leave:

"We're sad to see James leave the club but wish him all the best for the future.

"It was with great reluctance that we accepted Norwich's offer but the deal provides a level of revenue which will help the club grow in the future to build a successful squad beyond the rest of this season.

“It was imperative from both the club’s and James’ perspective that he see out the rest of the season with us and help us in our push for promotion.

“Now, a Coventry City Academy graduate has the chance to showcase his skills at the top level of the game, and that is something the club can be very proud of.

"Also, on a human level, we didn't want to stand in the way of James' potential career progression and deny him the chance to play in the Premier League.”

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