Of all the players on the list, this is the one that is most likely to happen. It has been reported that Norwich have submitted two bids for the player. The first was believed to be in the region of £5million, with the second more like £7million.
Norwich’s hopes of getting the player have been boosted by the fact that he has turned down Celtic’s latest contract offer, according to TalkSport, and the Scottish club are lining up Charlie Austin as a replacement, according to the Daily Mail, suggesting that they are prepared to do business at the right price.
I think it’s highly likely that a deal will be struck in the next few days, and it’s really just an issue of the two clubs agreeing on the fee. Reading between the lines, it seems that an offer that would be acceptable will be around £8million. So, the Canaries will have to decide if they want to gamble so much on a player that doesn’t have any Premier League experience.
That being said, I think he is worth the risk and I certainly think that he would do a very good job in the EPL. It would be a big transfer fee, but that would only really show how much the club has progressed over the last few years. In the context of the money available in the Premier League, it is certainly only a small price, especially given the years of service that Norwich are likely to get out of him.
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