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Gossip from the Media linking players with moves to Carrow Road

Season 2017-18

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Flown From The Nest traditionally covers those former Norwich City players who have departed for pastures new. This page will cover those players that the tabloid press speculate will be joining Norwich City or that the Canaries have an interest in signing. How many will come true ?

 

18th July 2017
The Sun claim the Canaries are competing with Championship rivals Sheffield Wednesday and Queens Park Rangers for Norwegian striker Ohi Omoijuanfro who is currently the top scorer in the Norwegian top flight. The 23-year-old has scored 12 goals in 17 league games for mid-table side Stabaek and recently earned his first international cap.Omoijuanfo has represented under-17, U19 and U21 levels and recently made his debut at senior level in a 1-1 friendly draw with Sweden in June. He would cost around £2million.
He came through the youth system at Lillestrom and played 91 games, scoring 10 goals, before starting 2015 with Finnish side Kuopion Palloseura and then scoring 17 goals in 33 games for Norwegian second tier club FK Jerv. That earned him the move to Stabaek and he scored six goals in 34 games in 2016, although often featured as a substitute.

18th July 2017
Norwich City are interested in Nuremburg midfielder Hanno Behrens according to reports in Germany. The Canaries are ready to plunder the German market once again this summer according to newspaper, Bild. Behrens, 27, is a defensive midfielder who has spent the majority of his career in Bundesliga II with Nuremburg and previously Darmstadt.

10th July 2017
FC Union Berlin central defender Toni Leistner is a target for the Canaries, according to reports in Germany. The Berliner Kurier claim City have made an enquiry for the 26-year-old powerhouse, who is out of contract at the German second tier club in 2018. The 6ft 3in Leistner is one of FC Union’s prized assets but the Berlin club may be tempted to cash in rather than risk Leistner leave for nothing in 12 months. The Berlin Kurier claim City may need to offer in the region of £3.5m to entice Leistner to England.

 

6th July 2017
The Northern Echo claim the Canaries want to bring the former Ipswich Town striker Daryl Murphy to Carrow Road this summer and Newcastle are looking to recoup the £3m they spent on the Republic of Ireland international last summer.

2nd July 2017
Norwich City are said to be interested in young goalkeeper Maxime Chopin. The 16-year-old is currently with French side Stade Rennais, but a number of English clubs are reportedly keeping tabs on his progress. Those clubs include not just Norwich, but also Fulham, Southampton and Derby.

29th June 2017
HITC Sport report that
Norwich City have made an enquiry for Rangers’ young midfielder Jamie Barjonas. Barjonas has been part of Rangers’ academy since he was nine and is a Scottish youth international. The Glaswegian signed a two-year professional contract in 2016 but is yet to agree a longer term Ibrox deal.Norwich's head of domestic scouting Kieran Scott worked for Rangers under Mark Warburton.

22nd June 2017
Norwich, Birmingham and QPR are linked with St Etienne's French striker Dylan Saint-Louis. The 22-year-old spent last season on loan with Ligue 2 outfit Stade Laval

20th June 2017
Eintracht Braunschweig's Swiss defender Saulo Decarli has reportedly turned away interest from Norwich City, as the central defender is focused on playing in the German top flight.

15th June 2017
Canaries to rival Burnley and Cardiff for Motherwell defender Ben Heneghan according to The Sun. The Manchester-born defender, who stands at 6ft 4ins tall, was with Everton and Stoke as a youngster but started playing regularly across two seasons in the National League with Chester to attract the interest of Motherwell. He has since been linked with Rangers but Norwich and Cardiff are both side to be rivalling Burnley for Heneghan’s signature this summer, who is said to be available for around £300,000.

9th June 2017
German regional publication Westfalen-Blatt reported that the Canaries wanted to lure 26-year-old Arminia Bielefeld defender Julian Borner to England. Borner said “the time is simply not right” for the defender, who became a father for the first time at the end of May.

Another defender linked with Norwich is Lincoln City centre-back Sean Raggett, who has a reported £350,000 release clause in his contract

 

 

 

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