Norwich City are in talks for Canada international Ismael Kone, 20, from MLS side Montreal as Dean Smith looks to bolster his ranks following Premier League relegation
- Norwich City are interested in signing Canada international Ismael Kone
- The 20-year-old joined MLS side Montreal in 2021 and has made 20 appearances
- The midfielder has already made his international debut with two Canada caps
- Canaries boss Dean Smith will be keen to bolster his ranks following relegation
Norwich City are in talks to sign Canada international Ismael Kone from Montreal.
The 20-year-old, originally from Ivory Coast, joined the Major League Soccer side in August 2021.
The midfielder has made just 20 senior appearances for the club since his arrival in Montreal but has garnered attention with his performances this season.
Norwich City are in talks for Canada international Ismael Kone (left) from Montreal
Kone has already made his international debut and Canada coach John Herdman hailed the youngster for his ‘fearless mindset’.
Herdman also told One Soccer: ‘This kid is genuine, grounded and down to earth.
‘He’s got a personality, you can stand and have a joke with him and he isn’t too enamored by the environment in terms of the personalities that are in the game.
‘He fits in and it’s been really cool to watch. He’s strolling around with his chest out – not in an arrogant way but he’s here to enjoy the environment.’
The midfielder has made just 20 senior appearances for the MLS club but has impressed
Canada coach John Herdman has previously hailed the youngster for his ‘fearless mindset’
Norwich are said to be looking to strengthen their options in the middle of the park as they target an immediate return to the Premier League after relegation last season.
The Canaries have already recruited a defensive midfielder with Isaac Hayden arriving on loan from Newcastle United.
But boss Dean Smith will be keen to bolster his ranks following the departures of Mathias Normann, Chelsea loanee Billy Gilmour and Pierre Lees-Malou, as well as the contract expiry of Lukas Rupp.