FORMER Nostell MW striker Oli Johnson has left Norwich City by mutual consent.
In an exclusive interview with the Wakefield Express last week, the 24 year-old from Wakefield expressed his desire to secure a move from the Canaries after two years at the club.
Johnson had two loan spells at Yeovil Town and returned to City before Christmas but was keen to secure first-team football away from Carrow Road before his contract expired in the summer.
In a statement published on the Norwich City website manager Paul Lambert confirmed Johnson’s departure, saying: “Oli was a massive part of our season and promotion from League One and we wish him all the best for the future.”
Johnson told the Wakefield Express last week: “I am interested in a permanent or loan deal.
“City have come a long way in a short time and it is understandable that I am not getting games.
That’s football and it’s the same for a lot of other lads. Going to Norwich was the best thing that could have happened to me.
“I have worked with great coaching staff and I feel that I have improved a lot. I am not bitter that I have not played as much as I would have liked.
“Every footballer experiences frustration and it’s about how you bounce back.”
Johnson added: “I am now focused on the future. My agent is talking to a couple of clubs but the window has only just opened and it’s early days.
“I would prefer a permanent move but I would consider another loan.
“I am confident in my ability and feel that I have got match sharpness. I have got to be realistic and I will be happy playing at League One or League Two level.”
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