Norwich seek compensation from Aston Villa for Steer

The 20-year-old has turned down the option of a new contract, instead opting to follow former boss Paul Lambert to the Midlands club, disappointing chief executive David McNally
Norwich chief executive David McNally is seeking "substantial compensation' from Aston Villa for goalkeeper Jed Steer.

The 20-year-old's contract expires on July 1 and has opted to sign for the Midlands club to link up with former Canaries boss Paul Lambert.

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McNally is disappointed to be losing a future star, after initially offering him improved terms to remain at the club after coming through the youth ranks, and voiced his intention to recoup as much as possible from the Villans.

"Jed is an excellent young goalkeeper with a bright future ahead of him and was very much part of our plans for next season and beyond," he told the club's official website. "We offered him a good new contract but it looks like he has opted to sign for Aston Villa instead.

"We’re obviously disappointed to be losing the services of a very promising young England international goalkeeper and will be seeking substantial compensation from Villa."

Steer, who has represented England at Under-16, Under-17 and Under-19 level, has twice made first-team outings for Norwich and most recently spent a short time on loan at Cambridge United.