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Norwood Completes Brighton Move

04 August 2016
By Hob Nob Anyone?

Oliver Norwood has confirmed his move to Championship side Brighton. Norwood joins Brighton after a successful European Championships with Northern Ireland, and leaves Reading after two decent seasons with us. Norwood signed from Huddersfield in the summer of 2014 and went on to make 92 appearances for the Royals scoring 5 goals. He has signed a three year contract with his new club, and Brighton are rumoured to have paid out 1.5 million for a player who had one year left on his contract with Reading.

It's a disappointment to lose Norwood, who on his day was a match winner with his balls into the area. It seems an odd move for the player as well - the move could be described as "sideways" at the very best. Following on from others released or sold, Norwood is another player moving on who has been a big part of the club in recent seasons. It's all change at Reading Football Club.

 

Discussion On This Story:

 genome

» 03 Aug 2016 15:18

Lots of chat over on NSC (in their 100 page thread about Alex Pritchard) about Norwood being in Brighton today for a medical, 1/1 odds for them to be his next club on Bet Victor.

 Stranded

» 03 Aug 2016 15:29

Would be surprised unless it'd good money for us and he wants to leave. Feels like a bit of a sideways move for him.

 Crux

» 03 Aug 2016 15:30

If they give us the 8m they were going to pay for Pritchard before Norwich steamed in then fine.

We need more in midfield than a player who just sits deep and sprays it around with varying success

 genome

» 03 Aug 2016 15:33



Are you kidding? Brighton are far bigger than tinpot Reading.

 CountryRoyal

» 03 Aug 2016 15:36

They're welcome to him. I don't think his style of play suits the championship, I'd much prefer to have VDB as a defensive mid breaking up the play. We don't need a Pirlo, we need a Leigertwood.

 One8Seven1*

» 03 Aug 2016 16:23

Free in 12 months? I'd take £1.5m now and be happy with that. We're in pretty good shape in midfield.

 CountryRoyal

» 03 Aug 2016 16:33



Regardless of his contract status, given some of the money flying about at the moment I'd be looking for close to double that at least.

 Nameless

» 03 Aug 2016 17:17

£1.5 million would be a crazy price, and it's hard to see how Joey would be any sort of replacement.
A midfield of Evans/Quinn/Williams would sweat buckets but lack much finesse.
Would not see a move to Brighton as a great one for Norwood and would hope for his sake better opportunities appear.

 Hendo

» 03 Aug 2016 17:19

£1.5m with a year left on his contract practically values it at £30,000 a week, which seems like a lot.

 CountryRoyal

» 03 Aug 2016 17:45



My point being we don't need to replace him like for like. While Norwood has been a standout performer you have to take into consideration that we've been pretty poor since he signed.

I attribute a lot of our ineffective playing style to Norwood and Guthrie type players.

 From Despair To Where?

» 03 Aug 2016 18:25

When Norwood plays well, we play well. The fact that we've spent the last 2 seasons fighting relegation suggests he's not played well nearly enough.

Would be nice if he stayed but not gutted if he goes.

 arthurfondrelli

» 03 Aug 2016 18:34

Don't get the fuss around Norwood. Would absolutely not mind if he went.

Would be nice to get a decent fee for him though, given there has been a bit of interest this summer.


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