You may remember the name Marvin Ducksch and that Norwich City have been linked with him this summer.
In case you’ve no idea who I’m talking about, Ducksch is a 24-year-old German (you’ll be amazed to hear) Striker, who plays for St. Pauli in Bundesliga 2. However, last season he was on loan at Holstein Kiel, where he scored 18 goals in 33 appearances and that’s what all the fuss is about.
Ducksch made no secret of his desire to play in the German top flight and a deal with newly promoted Fortuna Düsseldorf seemed on the cards after there was initial speculation linking Norwich to the player.
Daniel Farke knows him from their time together at Borussia Dortmund and that’s basically the link for the media, as well of course, as some talk of contact being made by the Canaries.
Norwich desperately need a striker and this lad seems to fit the ticket of what we need and where we are able to shop, think Aldi rather than Waitrose 🙂
Anyway, there’s talk from Germany that the player’s future could be sorted within the next week as published in German daily Bild.
“We will get a reasonable solution in the next few days,” promises Ducksch’s agent Jürgen Milewski. Having translated this article from Bild, it seems that the price if €2-3m but that is too rich for Düsseldorf.
Marvin has 12 months left on his St. Pauli contract and has said “I will definitely not return to St. Pauli.” This has not pleased the St. Pauli hierarchy and although Pauli President Oke Göttlich does not want to be blackmailed, the thought of Marvin watching from the stands in some sort of strike or banished to train with the kids, type scenario won’t benefit anyone.
This lad certainly sounds like he’d fit the bill for Norwich and in the light of recent departures, a new striker signing could be just what we all need.