James Vaughan is set to complete a move to newly promoted Norwich City.
Vaughan impressed in the Championship last season with two loan spells with Crystal Palace and Norwich City boss Paul Lambert, a long term admirer of Vaughan, has moved quick to win the race ahead Crystal Palace, Celtic and Derby for the 22-year-old, for a initial fee believed to be £750,000.
Vaughan is a product of Everton´s Youth Academy and was voted by his fellow team-mates as the Under-16s player of the season for 2003–04.
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He looked destined for the top when his 73rd-minute substitute appearance for the first team against Crystal Palace on 10 April 2005, made Vaughan Everton´s youngest ever player, beating the record previously held by Joe Royle by 11 days – a record since been broken by Jose Baxter. His 84th-minute strike on his debut not only made him Everton’s youngest-ever scorer, surpassing Wayne Rooney, but he also overtook James Milner as the Premier League’s youngest scorer.
Vaughan signed his first professional contract in the summer of 2005, agreeing to a two year contract. Early in the 2005–06 campaign, he sustained a knee ligament injury whilst on international duty with England Under-18s. A series of injuries prevented any opportunity for the youngster to to establish himself as a regular in the senior squad.