Personally I don't think he's any higher standard than the likes of Korey Smith, Cameron McGeehan and Tom Adeyemi and will spend his career in the Championship or League One.Be interesting to see if he is considered to be squad player at PL level or Champs level, I suspect the latter.
Or for an older example.... Adrian Forbes and Chris Llewellyn.
If he wasn't a local lad and we'd signed him for £2.5m you'd possibly be a bit disappointed. I mean.... we paid that for Sergi Canos, who is simply more gifted (I'd quite like him back to be honest!).
Obviously a full season out on loan to the Championship and I might upgrade him, he might boss that league and come back looking 'ready', but can't help but feel right now that having one year left on his deal his a bigger risk for him than it is for us.
Still.... a decent player for our academy to churn out, and nice to see local lads making it in professional football at any level as Norwich doesn't produce all that many (outfield players in particular).