Stevenage boss Steve Evans confirms Norwich City to recall Saxon Earley to be sold 'for a lot of money to top end League One club'
By Layth Yousif
30th Dec 2022 | Local Sport
Stevenage boss Steve Evans has confirmed that highly-rated loanee Saxon Earley has been recalled by parent club Norwich City - to be sold on during the forthcoming January transfer window.
The young left-back has impressed during his spell at Broadhall Way after becoming Evans' eleventh signing of the summer, joining on loan from Championship side Norwich, for what was thought to be the duration of the 2022-23 campaign.
Having captained the Canaries' U18s and U23s teams, the acclaimed 19-year-old joined Stevenage for his first experience of senior football back in August - with the intention of the youngster learning his trade with Boro throughout the campaign.
However, Earley's performances for Evans side have caught the eye as promotion-chasing Boro have risen to the heady heights of second place in League Two, only five points behind leaders Leyton Orient.
As Stevenage eased past struggling Crawley Town 3-1 at the Lamex on Friday evening, Earley said his goodbyes to his teammates at the final whistle, with Evans confirming the move.
Speaking after the match, Evans admitted Earley was going to be sold, saying: "He's going to a very, very top end League One club for a lot of money.
"I just said to him in front of the group, he arrived as a kid and leaves a man. He's been absolutely fantastic for us.
"I hope he plays Championship football next season because he has a job to do [for the club he joins]."
While Evans refused to name the club, Nub News understands that Plymouth - managed by former Stevenage midfielder Steven Schumacher - are the League One side that Earley will join.