COMMENT By Will Butcher
Norwich are looking to entice Celtic scout David Moss to move south to east Anglia, according to a report.
The Daily Record claimed that the 48-year-old is on top of the Canaries list to become the Championship outfit’s director of football, after spells with Swansea and Crystal Palace.
If Moss opts to leave Celtic he will want to strengthen the Norwich squad in order to have a second crack at promotion next season. Here are three Hoops stars that could follow him south.
Dorus de Vries
Norwich are in need of a new goalkeeper as doubts over the future of current number one goalkeeper John Ruddy continue to arise. His current deal with the Canaries is set to expire in the summer, and he looks unlikely to agree terms before the end of the Championships season. With Gordon not allowed to join Premier League leaders Chelsea in January and recently signing a new deal, Championship stalwart de Vries could be brought down south by Hoops’ head of development Moss to fill the void between the sticks.
Managerless Norwich lost undisputed first-choice left-back Martin Olsson to Premier League side Swansea in January, leaving them exposed on the left side of defence. Although they brought in Ajax defender Mitchell Dijks on loan towards the end of this year’s January transfer window, it remains to be seen if a permanent deal will be completed for the Dutchman. That could see Moss suggest Honduras international Izaguirre, who is set to leave Celtic Park in the summer as he continues to play second fiddle to Kieran Tierney and has less than three months remaining on his current deal.
Contracts seem to be a problem at Carrow Road, with three centre-backs also in the final stages of their current deals. Sebastian Bassong, Michael Turner and Ryan Bennett are all set to see their current deals expire on June 30, and that could see Moss suggest a new central defender to follow him to the Championship club if he does indeed decide to join Norwich. Croatian stopper Simunovic almost joined Serie A outfit Torino in the summer and was reportedly a target once again in January, and has found himself playing first reserve to Brendan Rodgers’ first-choice pairing of Dedryck Boyata and Erik Sviatchenko. The 22-year-old could be tempted, then, to leave Parkhead with Moss.
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