Has RVW given the game away with regard to City’s transfer plans?
Ricky Van Wolfswinkel has been talking to Holland’s leading football magazine ‘Voetbal International’ about his move to Norwich City.
In the article he talks about visiting the club as well as talking about impending transfer plans: ‘ I see the transition from the Portuguese Liga Sagres to the Premier League as a great step forward’ – he’s also given away the transfer plans. Van Wolfswinkel refers to Norwich as ambitious several times and Voetbal ask him to explain how he knows they will move forward, he says that’s because he’s been informed that other players are coming in.
‘The intention is that the club in the coming months will also capture an attacking midfielder and two wide players.
‘I recently went to see things for three days in Norwich and the conversations I had with the manager and what the technical director claimed were decisive…’
Interesting stuff. I think the need for a creative/attacking midfield player has become apparant this season. Although Wes Hoolahan is a brilliant player, there have been times when he has been knocked off the ball too easily or at times, triple marked! Another option in the centre would benefit the team for sure.
Having bought a top centre forward though, you need someone to supply the crosses and it makes sense that wingers would be on the agenda. Snodgrass and Pilkington have been the first choice men and Snodgrass in particular has been consistently very good all season.
Elliot Bennett has not been up to the task since signing at the start of last season and has found his game time limited.
It looks as though City are now going to make an ambitious bid to improve quite quickly. With David McNally in charge though, you know that the club’s future will not be risked financially.
The signing of RVW is a marker being laid down and will help sell the club to other prospective signings. He is a decent striker in Europe and his name is well known in the PL. His purchase alone suggests we are ambitious.
This is all great news and in the absence of any good weather it gives us a reason to smile.
In other news, it seems that Simeon Jackson may well be on the move to Brighton before tomorrow’s deadline for loan moves.
Jacko has hardly played of late and looks even less likely, along with James Vaughan to play much more for City with RVW on the way.
The tabloids also have us linked today with Lazio defender, Modibo Diakite and Vitesse Arnhem striker, Marco Van Ginkel – imagine him up front with RVW for the names alone!