Norwich City are looking into a possible move for Nurnburg midfielder Hanno Behrens according to German paper Bild
He has been described as a “midfield motor” and could be a direct replacement for Jonny Howson. Behrens has made 71 appearances for Nürnberg, scoring 8 goals. He also featured in the Darmstadt team that achieved promotion to the Bundesliga a few years ago, but was sold to Nürnberg before being able to make his first division debut.
Standing at 6″2, the 27 year old midfielder featured recently in a 2-1 friendly victory over Inter Milan and has been described by Nürnberg supporters as a “monster” with a great work rate.
With Howson and Dorrans gone, and Thompson out for the season, it looks that Norwich will look to sign at least one more midfielder. Vrancic, Reed, Tettey and eventually a player like Behrens incoming, and Nowich might not miss the departed too much.
According to Transfermark, Behrens has a market value of around £1m and is entering the final year of his contract, so maybe Stuart Webber can pull another coup at a cut price – like he did with Mario Vrancic a few weeks ago.
Google translate has provided another amusing translation from this article. You can translate the whole thing yourself but it seems that Britain is described as “the island?” Here’s a little translation for you:
“BILD asked at Behrens: “Are you ready for the island
Behrens: “He who knows me knows that I am fundamentally a cosmopolitan man. I have heard from my adviser of the interest of the English. My first contact remains the FCN.””
I love that, “fundamentally a cosmopolitan man.”
Sign him up!