Date: 24th January 2018 at 4:23pm
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Norwich City are on the verge of a triple signing reports the Eastern Daily Press.

After a month of speculation, it seems that a deal has been agreed with Eintracht Braunschweig for winger Onel Hernandez and he could join with in the next 24 hours, say the EDP

The 24 year old was seen meeting with Daniel Farke in December and this was photographed and put on social media. Now a deal, reported by the Sun to be around £1.7m, is in the offing as Eintracht have finally agreed to sell.

With Dennis Srbeny also likely to join from Paderborn, a story we brought you via the EDP just a couple of hours ago, there could also be a third signing, this one on a loan though.

Augsburg midfielder, Moritz Leitner is also being tipped for a move to Norfolk by the EDP and a reunion with his former Borussia Dortmund II Coach.

Leitner joined Borussia Dortmund in 2011 and played under Farke a few times but spent most of the second half of the 2015/16 season with the Dortmund first team.

He moved to Lazio for ?1.5m euros but it didn`t work out in Rome, with the player then joining Augsburg. He made six appearances last season but hasn`t played this term.

The lad also has 24 caps for the German U21 team and this sounds very much like a Tom Trybull kind of situation. A classy player that it hasn`t worked out for, for one reason or another.

The need for a new striker has been paramount since the sale of Cameron Jerome and arguably since the summer and with the loaning of Yanic Wildschut to Cardiff, coupled with Marley Watkins loss of attitude, a new winger is also required.

I`ve read a few comments from German journalists on Twitter about Hernandez, over the last couple of days. All seem to think highly of him, with one expressing the personal opinion that he is the best attacking player in Bundesliga 2. As ever, I`ll reserve judgement until I`ve seen him play a few times.

As for the talk of another midfielder in Leitner, this could be an opportunity for both sides to size each other up before a potential permanent transfer in the summer.

Just like Stuart Webber said, it won`t be a busy January!


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5 Replies to “Norwich Hoping To Seal Triple Transfer Deal”

  • How many midfielders do we actually need. We still have Phillips and Godfrey out on loan. Still an out and out striker doesn’t appear to be in the running. Does this answer some, or raise more questions regarding the teams shape and purpose in the final third?

  • Good point about Thompson. And apparently there still a body in the crypt under contract til the turn of the next century!

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