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Gossip from the Media linking players with moves to Carrow Road

Season 2020-21

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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 ?

14th January 2021
Norwich City have held talks with former Aston Villa goalkeeper Orjan Nyland over joining the Championship leaders on a free transfer according to the Eastern Daily Press. The Canaries are considering the Norwegian international as cover for the injured Michael McGovern.

Norwich City have submitted an initial loan offer to Greek side PAOK for left-back Dimitris Giannoulis which would see the club sign him permanently in the summer for €7.5m. He has been a key player for the Greek giants over the past few years, and he has registered two assists in 12 league games this season. He has been capped 11 times by Greece.

6th January 2021
Norwich City have been linked with a move for Chelsea winger Lucas Piazon. The Canaries are reportedly monitoring the 26-year-old, who is currently on loan at Rio Ave in the Portuguese top-flight, along with Stoke City and Bordeaux. Italian football website www.tuttomercatoweb.com claim Norwich could make a move for the Brazilian with Chelsea set to recall the player from his loan spell. Piazon has had a string of loan spells whilst at Chelsea with stints at Malaga, Vitesse Arnhem, Eintracht Frankfurt, Fulham and Chievo. 

18th December 2020
Norwegian left-back Fredrik Andre Bjorkan has been linked with a number of clubs in England, with Norwich City reportedly keen on the defender ahead of the January transfer window according to TeamTalk. The 22-year-old is currently playing for Bodo Glimt in Norway. Brighton and Hove Albion, Leeds United, Newcastle United, Bournemouth and the Canaries are all mentioned as sides who have an interest in the left-back. Bjorkan has been tipped to leave his home country after helping Bodo secure the title this season. 

The Daily Mail claim the Canaries are alongside Championship rivals Nottingham Forest and Queens Park Rangers in tracking 25-year-old Brentfords attacking midfielder Emiliano Marcondes whose contract expires in the summer of 2021. Marcondes, a former Denmark U21 international, emerged from the youth system of Nordsjaelland and flourished with 17 goals and nine assists while playing mostly as a striker to help secure third place in the Danish top flight in 2017. He joined Brentford in January of 2018 but after a slow start to life in England, failing to score in his first 25 Championship appearances, he returned to Denmark on loan for the second half of the 2019 campaign. Marcondes helped Midtjylland - who are also owned by Brentford owner Matthew Benham - seal the 2019 Superligaen title with two goals in two assists in 12 games. He returned to Brentford for the second half of the 2019-20 Championship season and enjoyed more success in midfield roles, racking up two goals and seven assists in 25 games in the Championship, being introduced an hour into the play-off final defeat to Fulham at Wembley.

8th October 2020
The Manchester Evening News claimed that Manchester City's 20 year centre-back Joel Latibeaudiere, who can also operate at full back, was in discussions with both Norwich City and Championship rivals Reading. City are looking for cover following the departure of Ben Godfrey and Timm Klose. Latibeaudiere spent 2018/19 on loan to Dutch side FC Twente. Latibeaudiere was also part of the England Under-17 set up that won the World Cup at that level in 2017.

7th October 2020
Following the departure of Timm Klose, Arsenal highly-rated teenage centre back William Saliba was reported to be a player of interest. Saliba, who can also operate at right back, joined the Gunners from St Etienne for a reported £27m in 2019 but another proposed loan spell at his former club fell through..

10th September 2020
According to the Bimingham Mail Norwich City have joined Aston Villa in the race to sign Northampton Town starlet Caleb Chukwuemeka. The 18-year-old is understood to have rejected a professional contract with the Cobblers. Wolves and Sheffield United are also linked.

18th August 2020
The Pink Un reported West Ham striker Jordan Hugill could be the next player to join the refreshed Norwich City squad, with negotiations believed to already be under way. The former Preston forward scored 15 goals in 41 games in all competitions for Queens Park Rangers

10th August 2020
Various media sources link Norwich City with Burnley’s Ben Gibson and Chelsea’s Ethan Ampadu as potential additions for an error-prone back line.Burnley's record signing Gibson though is training with his former club Middlesboro owned by his uncle Steve Gibson. The Press Association linked Welsh international Ampadu with City but Michael Bailey of The Athletic then updated that he was expected to join Fulham on loan.

4th August 2020
The Telegraph suggest Norwich are interested in 19 year old Liverpool left-back Yasser Larouci. He still has a year left on his contract but BBC Sport reported in June that the Algerian full-back would be leaving this summer, suggesting talks with Leeds and Brentford had already been held

Norwich and Middlesboro are believed to be watching .young Paris St Germain defender Loic Mbe Soh according to French newspaper L'Equipe. The France Under-19 centre-back, who was born in Cameroon, will reportedly leave the French giants this summer as he has entered the final 12 months of his contract. The report claims the Canaries and Championship rivals Middlesbrough have shown interest in the youngster, stating that Le Havre have previously been keen and that Spanish sides Cadiz and Mallorca are also interested. The 19-year-old captained PSG’s under-19s in the group stages of the Uefa Youth League last season but only made one senior appearance. He was also an unused substitute during four games for the super-rich Parisians, having joined their academy system at 12 years old. He has captained France throughout his youth levels and led PSG’s U17s to a league title in 2017, eventually earning a three-year contract in 2018.




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