Norwich City take a look at Boston United youngster Sturman

Lewis Sturman.
Lewis Sturman.

BOSTON United youngster Lewis Sturman could be set for a switch to Premier League Norwich City.

The 17-year-old is hoping to impress Paul Lambert’s side while on a short trial spell with the Canaries.

Norfolk lad Sturman has been in fine form for the Pilgrims this campaign, making 25 appearances for the reserves and youth team, playing his part as the under 18s reached round three of the FA Youth Cup.

United head of youth Steve Welsh said: “Lewis is a Norfolk lad and has impressed while playing for his county side.

“People have heard good things about his performances at Boston United too, and Norwich City have asked to take a closer look at him.

“We will see what develops.”

If Norwich do attempt to sign the midfielder, Sturman wouldn’t be the first Boston United youth academy prospect to move on to a higher-placed club.

Academy product Tom Hopper moved to the Leicester City academy more than two years ago.

And, now 18, the striker went on to make his senior debut for the Foxes last month.

He was a second-half substitute for ex-England international Kevin Nugent in an FA Cup victory over Swindon Town.

Leicester won 2-0.

“This is the attitude we want our players to have,” Welsh told The Standard.

“If they work hard and look after themselves they can progress in the game.”