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Andre Wisdom

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Norwich Career: 2015- (on loan from Liverpool) (14 appearances)
Current Club: Derby County
Date of Birth: 9/5/1993 (Leeds)
Nationality: English

Biography

On 29th July 2015, Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom joined Norwich on a season long loan.

Born in Leeds to Jamaican parents, he grew up in Chapeltown and played junior football for Bradford City. In January 2008, as a fourteen year old, he signed for Liverpool for what was described as an unprecedented fee for a League Two youngster.

He progressed through Liverpool's youth team into the reserves. He made his first team debut under new Liverpool manager Brendan Rogers in a Europa League game in September 2012 away to Swiss side Young Boys and scored in a 5-3 win. He made his Premier League debut in an away win at Norwich at the beginning of October 2012.

Having signed a long term contract, he was loaned to Derby on 22nd October 2014 for the remainder of the season. He helped Derby to the Championship play-off final, making 34 appearances.

In 2014/15 he was loaned to West Bromwich Albion. He made 24 appearances before falling out with new Baggies manager Tony Pulis

At the time of his transfer to Norwich, he had been capped 10 times by England at Under-21 level.

Wisdom made his Norwich debut on 25th August 2015 in the 2-1 win at Rotherham in the Capital One Cup. He then came on as substitute in the 3-0 Premier League debut to Southampton on 30th August 2015 after Steven Whittaker was sent off. Wisdom made 14 appearances for City in 2015/16 as the Canaries were relegated from the Premier League.

On 31st August 2016, he was loaned to Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg depite being tipped to join former manager Brendan Rogers at Celtic. He helped Red Bull retain the Austrian title.

On 13th June 2017, it was reported that Derby was preparing a £2million bid for Wisdom which could rise to £4.5million with add-ons etc. This became reality on 3rd July 2017.


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