Norwich City may have been given a boost to their hopes of signing Plymouth Argyle's young rising star goalkeeper Michael Cooper .
Plymouth boss Steven Schumacher has admitted that plans are in place for the eventuality that the highly-rated shot stopper, who has been linked with the Canaries as well as Premier League outfit Aston Villa, departs the Devon club in January.
After being named in the League One team of the season last year, the Englishman has kept five clean sheets in nine league appearances this term and, at just 22 years of age, already has 121 senior appearances to his name for Argyle with his stock rising quickly.
However, Schumacher believes that he has an able alternative shot stopper in current back-up option 26-year-old Callum Burton should Cooper leave Home Park in January.
Norwich City head coach Dean Smith has started long-term first choice keeper Tim Krul in all ten league matches so far this season while Angus Gunn has been given the nod for their League Cup matches against Birmingham City and Bournemouth. Smith also has Michael McGovern as an alternative, but having another younger option with an exciting amount of potential may be appealing in the long-term for the Canaries.