The Vancouver Whitecaps announced Tuesday that the club has traded midfielder David Norman to Inter Miami in January 2020 in exchange for a conditional 2022 MLS SuperDraft pick.
“We thank David for his time and service with the club,” said head coach Marc Dos Santos in a club statement. “We are pleased to have watched him mature into a professional and wish him nothing but the best as he continues his career.”
Norman originally joined the club in 2007 from the WFC Prospects program. Signed to a Major League Soccer Homegrown contract in December 2017 he only managed one first-team appearance for the club and was then loaned to Scottish Championship side Queen of the South in September 2018. Norman tallied 550 minutes in 12 games across all competitions before returning to Vancouver in December 2018.
The native of New Westminster is now on the move once again. Although the trade to Miami will not go into effect until January 2020, Norman will leave the club immediately and join Canadian Premier League side Pacific FC on loan for the remainder of the 2019 season.
“David is a player we tried to sign day one, so we are extremely lucky to have finally landed him,” Pacific FC CEO Rob Friend said in a statement published on the club’s homepage. “He’s coming off a strong season in Scotland last year, and extremely motivated to be part of our club for the remainder of the season. We are looking forward to seeing David in purple.”
After nine games played in the fall season, Pacific FC is currently in fifth place in the seven-team CPL. But with eight games left in the season, Norman will be guaranteed playing time before making the move to the Miami.
“David is a young, creative player who has had an impressive career at the youth levels with Vancouver and the Canadian national team,” said Inter Miami CF Sporting Director Paul McDonough. “We are looking forward to bringing him to Inter Miami ahead of our inaugural season.”