Linnets sign Norwich City youngster on season-long loan

August 2, 2019

The Linnets have added to their numbers this morning with the signing of midfielder Alfie Payne from Norwich City. 
The 19-year-old was a regular in the Canaries under 23’s last season and has been with the Carrow Road club since the age of eight. 
He arrives at the Walks on a season-long loan with the option of a recall to Carrow Road in January.
Linnets boss Ian Culverhouse said: "Alfie is another good talent and we're really grateful to Norwich City for loaning him to us.
"He gives us cover in midfielder and also down the left-hand side, where we are a little short on cover, and will compliment the group well.
"He is a really technical player who is going to come to learn his trade with us. I know he is rated really highly at Norwich."
The Cringleford-born player signed his first professional contract with Norwich in June 2018 and signed a new one-year deal in February of this year. 
Payne was an unused sub for the Canaries in their 4-0 championship win at Sheffield Wednesday in November last year.
It is expected that the youngster will be in Ian Culverhouse’s first squad of the season for the opening day National League North fixture at Guiseley tomorrow, subject to the required
The club wishes to thank all at Norwich city for their assistance on this matter.



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