Stoke striker turns down Champions League football for the Championship

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Stoke City striker Cameron Jerome has been reported to have turned down the opportuntity to sign for Scottish Champions Celtic and thus, Champions League football to ply his trade in the Championship with Norwich City, according to the Pink’un.

The 28-year-old spent last season on loan at Crystal Palace but only managed to score twice for the Premier League side in 29 appearances. Now surplus to requirements, Jerome looks set to leave the Britannia Stadium and it appears Norwich City have come calling.

Reports in Scotland have suggested that a £2m deal has been agreed after Celtic were agreeing personal terms until Jerome made a U-turn in his decision to move to Norfolk.

Norwich City have recently signed two new strikers this summer, in Lewis Grabban and Kyle Lafferty. However, Norwich manager Neil Adams clearly thinks another is needed as the Canaries are closing in on Jerome. The deal would stir speculation surrounding former Celtic striker Gary Hooper with a return to Scotland after failing to help Norwich stay in the Premier League. Whilst Luciano Becchio is surely about to leave after not featuring in Norwich’s first team for months.

Could it be one in and one out for Norwich City?

Is Jerome a good signing?

By Oliver Baines | August 18th, 2014