Club confirm sale of Ollie Cole to Norwich
Young striker Ollie Cole has signed terms with Premier League Norwich City for an undisclosed fee.
Ollie joined the Town Academy as an Under 12 and made an immediate impact, playing in an age group above throughout his time with the club.
He finished as the leading goalscorer in his Under 14 season and continued his fine run of goalscoring form during his Under 15 season when playing for the Under-16s. The end of season tour at the Cordial Cup saw Ollie finish as the leading goalscorer in the Under 15s group stages against some of Europe’s finest teams. He ended his Under 15 season as a regular starter in the Under-18s league.
Ollie hit a hat-trick in the opening game of this season against Norwich and notched an impressive 11 goals in 18 appearances. It was that run of form that caught Norwich’s eye and the Canaries swooped to make Ollie the second player to sign from the Hatters this season following goalkeeper Tyler Reading’s move in February.
Head of Youth Operations Matt Stannard told lutontown.co.uk: “We are very happy to see another one of our players progress further up the ladder. It’s a move that is right for both Ollie and Luton Town.
“This is a transfer that will once again show the pedigree of Luton Town’s youth development programme which continues to develop players fit for the Premier League. There are not many clubs in the fifth tier of a professional league in the world that can boast this kind of track record and that is something that we can be very proud of.
“We also hope that Ollie can go on and fulfil his undoubted and outstanding potential at Carrow Road and go on and represent them in the Premier League.
“Despite the fact we are sad to see a player of Ollie’s ability leave us, we are delighted with the crop of players we will have at the under-18 age group next season.”
Everyone at Luton Town wishes Ollie all the best in his future career.