Norwich City have identified Polish defender, Pawel Bochniewicz as a summer transfer target according to The Sun as reported by HITC Sport.
Norwich are virtually assured of promotion and I understand that the Canaries have been actively pursuing players capable of making an impact in the Premier League for some time now.
Polish centre-back Bochniewicz is 23 years old and currently at Serie A side, Udinese but he’s been on-loan with Gornik Zabrze in his homeland since January 2018, having made 40 appearances.
He is a big (6’4”), physical player who would add some steel to the Canaries backline, which is easily City’s least experienced part of the squad, although Christoph Zimmermann and Ben Godfrey have dealt admirably with the Championship since the turn of the year.
Grant Hanley and Timm Klose have had to watch from the bench with Swiss International, Klose’s future still undecided due to his contract expiring in June.
Timm will be 31 in May and he’s not in the right age demographic but he is a big fan favourite and he is also very experienced at the highest level. It might be that the club will offer him a new deal, as they did with Alex Tettey who was in a similar position last summer, or the player and club could part company. We’ll just have to wait and see on that one.
Getting back to Bochniewicz though, Watford are also credited with an interest in the player by The Sun and as they are owned by the Pozzo family, who also own Udinese, you’d have to assume that if that’s true then he’s unlikely to be coming to Norwich.