Exeter City have signed 19-year-old Tristan Abrahams on a season long loan from Norwich City.
Tristan becomes the fourth signing of the summer transfer window manager Matt Taylor. The forward is a product of Leyton Orient’s youth set up, will join on a season-long loan deal having signed for undisclosed fee for Norwich in 2017 after impressing at Brisbane Road with Orient. He played 9 times for Leyton Orient scoring twice.
The youngster played 21 matches in the Canaries’ under-23 side last season in the Premier League Division 2, netting five times and making three assists. Former Exeter player Matt Gill manages the Norwich U23 side, and was instrumental in getting the player to St James Park.
On Tristan’s arrival, manager Matt Taylor said:-
He is a powerful, bull like, centre forward. Although he is not a monster in terms of height, he will very much use his body to physically dominate opposition defenders and look to play with his back to goal.
Matt Gill played a part in him coming here. He’s part of Matt’s under-23s group at Norwich and he is ready for first team football. He complements the other centre forwards that we have at the club in terms of Jayden Stockley, Matt Jay, Jonathan Forte and now Tristan. I’m delighted to have four real good options at the top of the pitch.
The experience that he had at Leyton Orient got him his move to Norwich, so he was excelling in League Two 18 months ago as a young kid. Now, 18 months on, he is physically and technically a better player. Norwich have worked on him, developed him, and we’ll do exactly the same. He is here to develop and improve and really invest in the club and invest in his own development. If we can develop him as a player then he is going to be a real handful.
Tristan Abrahams talking on his loan said:-
I’m very excited, for me it’s an opportunity to get back into men’s football. It’s a division that I’ve missed whilst playing in the under-23 side at Norwich, and to get back into men’s football with the passion, the crowd and the whole atmosphere. I scored goals that I’ll never forget.
I think it’s a perfect club, it’s run the right way and the type of football that the team plays will suit me. Obviously, the club are pushing for promotion and I think I can help.
Speaking to the Matt Taylor, I know that he is big on developing young players. I think it could be perfect for me to get to the next level.
He (Matt Gill) told me what a big club it is and what it meant to him, so for me, when I heard that and when I spoke to the manager it was like the perfect move.