This is a dream come true for me and I’ve worked hard to get here, says former Dartford midfielder Ebrima Adams
NORWICH CITY have unveiled the transfer deadline day signing of midfielder Ebrima Adams from Dartford.
Adams, 20, is the product of the Vanarama National League South’s extremely successful Academy programme and worked closely with Tony Burman, Steve Moseley, Deren Ibrahim and Jason Long.
He made his first team debut at Macclesfield Town in the Conference last April and has made 15 starting appearances for the Kent club this season.
“Although the full details of the transfer will remain undisclosed, suffice to say this is the best transfer in the club’s history and Ebou becomes the first player in the club’s history to sign for a Premier League side,” said a club statement.
“One element of the transfer is a pre-season friendly with Norwich where we would hope to see Ebou return wearing the Canaries yellow and green.
“We would like to wish Ebou all the good luck in the world and hope that this is the start of a fantastic career ahead of him.”
Adams has signed an 18-month deal at Carrow Road and will link up with Dmitri Halajko’s development squad.
Adams told www.canaries.co.uk: “This is a dream come true for me and I’ve worked hard to get here.
“I would like to thank Jason Long, Deren Ibrahim and Tony Burman, as well as everyone else at Dartford for their help.
“They gave me the opportunity and that gave me the chance to be spotted by Norwich.
“I’d describe myself as a box-to-box midfielder because I like to get about the pitch. My game is about working hard and that’s what I need to do now to push on again.”
Meanwhile, Welling United’s newly-appointed manager Dean Frost has been busy in the loan market on the last day of transfers for clubs in the National League, Football League and Premier League.
Welling-born centre back Ian Gayle and striker Ade Yusuff, 21, arrive from League Two side Dagenham & Redbridge on loan until the end of the season.
Yusuff left Chatham Town, giving up his job in a restaurant, to turn professional with the Daggers.
Former Dulwich Hamlet winger Luke Wanadio, meanwhile, has signed for the club after leaving Vanarama National League South side Staines Town.
The following players are no longer Welling United players, Ali Aksoy, Kurtis Cumberbatch, Rob Gagilardi, Jake Green and Afolabi Obafemi.