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Gossip from the Media linking players with moves to Carrow Road

Season 2023-24

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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 February 2024
The Guardian suggest that Arsenal's assistant manager Carlos Cuesta could be moving to Norwich in the summer of 2024 to become their new manager. Carlos Cuesta, at the tender age of 28, has already carved out a reputation as one of football’s most promising young coaches. His polyglot abilities, speaking six languages, and a stint at Juventus before joining Arsenal in 2020, underline his diverse and rich footballing pedigree. “The 28-year-old…is rated as one of the world’s best young coaches,”

30th January 2024
Norwich were linked with a move to Celtic winger Mikey Johnston who eventually joined West Brom. The Canaries had been interested in him as a potential replacement for Jon Rowe. They had been interested in him a few years earlier.

21st January 2024
According to French outlet L'Equipe, Norwich have made a bid of €2.5m for Sporting Gijon central midfielder,Jonathan Varane, half-brother of Manchester United defender Raphael. Varane is also a target for QPR, with the report claiming the relegation-threatened side are pushing for the Frenchman to join on an initial loan deal with an option to buy. Spanish clubs Cadix and Getafe are also interested in signing him this month. 

11th January 2024
Norwich City are interested in young Motherwell defender Max Willoughby, according to reports north of the border. The Canaries are keen to add Willoughby to their youth ranks, state the Daily Record, but face competition from Premier League Bournemouth and Scottish giants Rangers, who Willoughby's grandad Alex played for in the 1960s.

9th January 2024
The Sun claim that Norwich are one of 10 clubs to have watched Bromley's 19 year old midfielder Ben Krauhaus who has impressed for the National League high-flyers. Krauhaus has played 28 matches in all competitions this season, scoring on five occasions. He can operate as either a central midfielder, where he has predominantly featured throughout this campaign, or out wide. Norwich are said to have watched him twice. Leicester, Cardiff and Hull are also said to be interested. City have a track record of dealing with Bromley, having moved to sign young right-back Kellen Fisher from the non-league outfit in the summer. 

8th January 2024
A Pink Un article suggests five potential loan signings that would boost Norwich:
Nat Phillips (Liverpool, centre-back)
Djed Spence (Tottenham, right-back)
Jesurun Rak-Sakyi (Crystal Palace, midfielder)
Han-Noah Massengo (Burnley, defensive-midfielder)
Carney Chukwuemeka (Chelsea, midfielder)

3rd January 2024
Teamtalk report that Norwich are hoping to hijack the loan of Wolves right-back Dexter Lembikisawho is on loan at Rotherham and scored against City. The Jamaican international who has played for Wolves' first team had played 25 times for the Millers at the time of the report. West Brom, Ipswich, Middlesborough and Blackburn are also mentioned in the report as having 'held talks.' Norwich's interest was dismissed by the Pink Un as the Canaries have Jack Stacey and Kellen Fisher as their right-backs 

The Daily Record are reporting that Norwich are monitoring Dundee United teenager Lewis O’Donnell. The midfielder has impressed whilst on loan at Scottish League One side Kelty Hearts and is expected to earn a move to England in this window. 

Rumours on X(Twitter) link Norwich with Canadian striker Woobens Pacius whose contract with Forge FC had expired. He has a 1 in 3 ratio in the Canadian Premier League. Burnley were also linked.

30th December 2023
Teamtalk report that Norwich are one of a number of Championship and League One sides watching Aldershot midfielder Josh Stokes who has impressed in the National League after joining from Sudbury in Summer 2023. Ipswich, Charlton, Derby and Sunderland have also been keeping tabs on the 19-year-old. A fee of £1million is reportedly the valuation for the young star. 

10th December 2023
Norwich City are among the clubs reportedly displaying interest in young Reading striker Caylan Vickers, but it appears Real Madrid are leading the race.  Vickers, 18, turned professional with the Royals in July and has made 11 appearances for the League One strugglers this season. According to a report in the Sun, Norwich are among a host of teams who have sent scouts to run the rule over the highly-rated attacker ahead of January. Vickers impressed in a 5-2 win over Arsenal's U21 side in the EFL Trophy, with the Gunners supposedly keen on adding him to their academy side. Scottish champions Celtic and Championship leaders Leicester have also watched him in recent months, the report adds. It appears Real Madrid are leading the race and want to nurture Vickers in their B Team, Castilla, managed by Raul, with a view to eventually developing him into their first-team squad for a La Liga title challenge in future campaigns. Reading, who are in the midst of ownership issues, want £1million for Vickers, plus a percentage of any future sell-on.

11th September 2023
The Pink Un report that Norwich City are among a host of clubs monitoring young Colchester United forward Bradley Ihionvien. Burnley and Crystal Palace are also monitoring Ihionvien, who has been pushing for a spot in Colchester's first-team squad after being a prolific scorer for the club's under-21 side last season. 

31st August 2023
Sky Sports claim that Norwich are front-runners to sign Bournemouth forward Jamal Lowe. They report that the Canaries are closing on a potential loan deal for the 29-year-old, although the Cherries would prefer a permanent departure.

According to Brazilian TV station Globo Norwich have been beaten to the signing of Real Madrid's Brazilian forward Reinier Jesus who will be joining Italian side Frosinone for a season-long loan. The under-23 international came through the ranks at Flamengo before joining Real in a £26million transfer in 2020. He's spent time on loan at Borussia Dortmund and impressed while with Girona, but hasn't yet appeared for Los Blancos' first team.

According to transfer expert Pete O'Rourke, Norwich are offering a medical to Man City youngster Daniel Ogwuru. The 18-year-old has impressed at youth level, scoring 16 goals in 41 appearances for the Citizens' development sides, but has not yet played a single first-team game in his career. The Premier League champions signed Ogwuru from Bolton Wanderers when he was just 14 for £100,000.

30th August 2023
Following the injury to Josh Sargent, Sky Sports reported that Norwich made a £7million bid for Everton's 20 year old forward Tom Cannon who was on loan to Preston in 2022/23.

29th August 2023
Reports in Czechia had credited the Canaries with an interest in Sparta Prague striker Jan Kuchta. The 26-year-old is permitted to depart the current champions despite converting a season-long loan move from Lokomotiv Moscow into a permanent deal earlier this summer. Norwich later denied any interest.

28th August 2023
Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano linked Norwich with a move for Coventry midfielder Kasey Palmer.

22nd August 2023
Norwich have been linked with a move for Venezia striker Joel Pohjanpalo. The Finland international, who is an international team-mate of former Carrow Road favourtie Pukki, scored 19 goals in Serie B last term and is the subject of speculation linking him with clubs across Europe. Tutto Mercato (via Sport Witness) suggest that Pohjanpalo is of interest to Cagliari, Leeds, Blackburn Rovers and Norwich.


4th August 2023
The Pink Un reported that Benfica's teenage left-back Guilherme Montoia was to join Norwich's development squad. The 19-year-old has left the Portuguese side after a 13-year association and work is ongoing to conclude a deal that would see him link up with Alan Neilson's under-21 group.  The Portugal under-20 international made 29 appearances for Benfica's youth side last season - scoring on two occasions. Montoia has spent 13 years with Benfica having progressed through the ranks after joining from GD Coruchense in 2010/11. He signed his first professional deal with the club back in 2020 aged just 16. 

30th July 2023
According to Barry Landy of the Irish Sun Norwich have beaten West Ham and Crystal Palace to the signing of Drogheda United's Emmanuel Adegboyega. The 19-year-old has spent time in numerous Irish and Northern Irish academies during his career and he left Drogheda at one point to join league rivals Dundalk, but he made the move back to United at the start of 2023. Adegboyega never made an appearance for Dundalk but upon returning to Drogheda, he was immediately thrust into action in Ireland's top flight. The teenager has played 24 times in all competitions so far in the 2023 season, scoring once and also notching an assist. He trialled with Blackpool earlier in 2023.
Drogheda defeated Sligo Rovers in the FAI Cup last weekend and despite picking up a first minute booking, Adegboyega was watched by Norwich scout Mariela Nisotaki and was suitably impressed, with a deal now seemingly in place to see him join City.

Reports link Norwich, Blackburn and Leeds with Venezia's Finnish striker Joel Pohjanpalo who is valued at £3million

6th July 2023
Norwich and Watford are interested in signing Sporting outcast Rafael Camacho. The 23 year old winger joined Liverpool in 2016 and made two appearances before moving back to Portugal to sign for Sporting in a deal woth £7million. He had spent the 2022/23 season on loan to Greek side Aris.

1st July 2023
Scotland’s Daily Record  suggests that City have joined Celtic, West Ham, and Forest in trying to either buy or bring in on loan Portuguese winger Carlos Borges from Manchester City. A price tag of £11milion has been mentioned.


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