Norwich City paid in excess of £8m for Dutch striker, Ricky Van Wolfsinkel, a gamble taken by former City manager Chris Hughton but one that hasn’t paid dividends. With just the solitary goal to his name in the Yellow and Green, “The Wolf” looks set to be exiting Carrow Road this summer.
Norwich’s poor goalscoring form last season has encouraged new manager, Neil Adams to bolster his attacking options and the former Norwich player has done exactly that. Signing former Ranger striker Kyle Lafferty and Lewis Grabban from Bournemouth.
With the new additions plus Gary Hooper, Luciano Becchio, Jamar Loza and Josh Murphy all on the cards for the striking positions, Van Wolfswinkel faces some heavy competition.
From a Norwich perspective, they will not want “RVW” to leave the club after spending so much money on him, therefore a loan deal might possible be the best resolution.
Today, the Pink’un has reported that French club St Etienne have come in for a bid for the Norwich City striker and is today in France to complete a medical with the club. Whether the deal is a loan or permanent, is yet to be established. However, City fans will be holding out for a loan to see their striker bag some goals and grow in confidence with the hope he will return to Carrow Road a reformed man.
The 25-year-old missed Norwich’s pre-season tour of Italy with a knee injury and missed their 5-1 home win against Nice but was pictured sitting in the stands.
However, the outcome looks bleak for Norwich as they look set to lose their record transfer on loan. As a Norwich fan, I would like to see him stay, fight for his place and give the Championship a chance. I think he can profit from making the effort, leaving is the easy option.
Feed the Wolf and he will score…well, that’s what they say.
By Oliver Baines | August 1st, 2014