Leeds United, Nottingham Forest, Derby County and Norwich City are all being linked with a move for Leyton Orient striker, Macauley Bonne according to teamtalk.com.
The National League leaders’ Zimbabwe international has scored 14 goals so far this season and TeamTalk reckon that all four of the mentioned Championship clubs have been impressed with the Ipswich born forward when they’ve watched him.
His record for the “O’s” stands at 38 goals in 65 league appearances and he was briefly at Norwich after leaving Ipswich in 2009 before moving on to Colchester United and progressing through their academy, where he scored 46 goals in 54 U18 appearances. He was given his first team debut in 2013 replacing David Wright, who coincidentally is the Norwich U18 coach now, in the 86th minute of a 1-1 draw with Shrewsbury.
Bonne went on to make 75 appearances for Colchester, scoring 7 goals along the way but had a couple of short loan spells at Lincoln City and Woking before finally joining Orient.
At 23 years of age, Bonne is quite old to have not yet made the grade in the Football League. If it’s going to happen, it needs to happen very soon for him and you’d have to question the size of the leap he’d have to make between the fifth tier and the top of the second tier of English football.
There seems little point in bringing him in just to play U23 football, so unless he’s really THAT good, I wouldn’t see it as being too likely for the Canaries.