Mitchell Dijks is said to be flying to Norfolk today to seal a loan deal with Norwich City.
The Dutch left back held talks with City around a week ago but decided against a permanent 4m euro deal, basically because he didn`t fancy second tier football next season.
However, a compromise has been reached apparently due to the dogged determination of Alex Neil to get his man, as the 23 year old`s agent, Dick van Burik told De Telegraaf via the EDP
“Norwich City didn`t let him go. Dijks doubted initially, because he doesn`t want to play the next season in the second level. Now he goes to do everything with Norwich,” he said. “Alex Neil, the trainer wanted him at all costs and Mitchell finally crossed the line.”
There are reports in Holland that City may have negotiated an option to buy the player at the end of the season but much may depend on which division City will be playing in next season.
The arrival of Dijks should compensate for the departure of Martin Olsson and handily, he can also play at centre back. With City also reportedly pressing to do a deal with Wigan for winger Yanic Wildschut, Robbie Brady`s proposed move back to the Premier League, with Burnley a likely destination, seems much closer now.