Shortly after it was announced that Norwich City had signed Rocky Bushiri from KV Oostende in Belgium, the player hinted going out on loan straight away was a possibility.

There was still a slim chance he could stay at Carrow Road, but it seems the club decided against it, and a temporary spell to Blackpool was organised for the 19-year-old.

Now expected to spend the 2019-20 campaign in League One, Bushiri is looking forward to his first season in English football, and explained to Walfoot the reasoning behind the loan.

He said: “It’s so I don’t hinder my development. That’s why it was decided I would be loaned. It’s part of the process of adapting to English football, and it also allows me to play.

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“The aim is to grow bit by bit to then hopefully play in the Premier League, and can’t wait to start the new season”.

The Norwich player also revealed his long-term goals, which include following in the footsteps of his idol, Vincent Kompany, making the Belgium international team, knowing full well that he needs to work hard, and most likely spend some time with his nation’s U21s first.

He knows his place at Blackpool isn’t guaranteed, but he feels English football ‘suits him well’ with  ‘constant physical battles’ for the duration of the 90 minutes.