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Norwich complete Koroma loan deal

Omar Koroma
Koroma in action for Portsmouth in a pre-season friendly in July

A deal that will see 18-year-old striker Omar Alieu Koroma playing for Norwich City on a season-long loan from Portsmouth has been completed.

The teenager from the Gambia signed for Pompey after impressing boss Harry Redknapp during a recent trial.

Portsmouth would like Koroma to gain first team experience with Norwich.

Norwich boss Glenn Roeder told BBC Radio Norfolk: "Koroma looks exciting and full of enthusiasm, but I don't want to put too much pressure on him."

Redknapp believes that Koroma has a big future at Fratton Park.

"I've been very impressed with him and I'm pleased that we've got him here," Redknapp told Portsmouth's website.

"I like him very much. He's a good kid and he's got the potential to become a very good player.

Goalkeeper Stuart Nelson has also signed a one-year contract after spending pre-season on trial with the Canaries.




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