UK time is: 14:05:51
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Lopez, Vydra, Hooper and Barnett...


First off, we begin with with the ongoing talk about Catania striker, Maxi Lopez.
Reports in Italy state that City have offered the 29 year old a 3 year deal and that a 3.5m offer has been accepted by the Serie A side.

Whether the player wants a move to the Premier League is unknown but he is a name that has been around for the last couple of weeks, so it seems there may be something in our interest.

An interesting name has been thrown up today in the shape of Udinese striker, Matej Vydra. The 21 year old Czech striker spent last season on loan at Watford and scored 20 Championship goals in 41 appearances as Watford made it to the play off final.

It seems though that his agent has been talking up a move to West Ham after Talk Sport today linked both City and Southampton to him.

His agent, Ondrej Chovanec said:
'West Ham are a very good club and Vydra would fit there very well,' Chovanec told The Daily Mail.
'They have Andy Carroll and Vydra played very well with a big striker last season, Troy Deeney.
'I have spoken to West Ham but not for two weeks now, the ball is in their court.'

Then we come to the saga, and it is a saga, surrounding Celtic's Gary Hooper. Neil Lennon seems resigned to losing his man but still hopes Hooper will stay if terms cannot be agreed with one of the two prospective clubs that are chasing him.

QPR and their fans seem almost as cheesed off with the length of this transfer as we are, but it does strike me as odd that they seem to be struggling to agree terms with the lad after having a bid accepted.

I've read several snippets that suggest that Hooper wants Premier League football and that he wants a move to Norwich and that QPR is a back up plan. This deal is supposed to be in it's end stages now but who will he sign for? With our current lack of support for RVW I would take him, so if we are indeed the second club mentioned, let's get it done eh?

And finally we have news of a move for Leon Barnett. Leon, it is reported would prefer a move to stay in the Premier League but is seems that Doncaster Rovers have bid 1m for him (which is probably a fair price).

Rovers have big ambitions and it is reported that Barnett has met club officials and is mulling over a deal. I am slightly surprised that one of the three promoted clubs don't fancy him, particularly Cardiff, but a deal seems close.

OTBC




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: The Tuckster  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 23 2013

Time: 4:54PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
we need to have at least 1 striker by end of the week. its getting to the point where we cannot be too fussy !!!
DRAYTON GREEN
Report Abuse
24/07/2013 08:39:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Norwich City Articles

Martin: It Hurts (Tuesday April 21 2015)

Championship Round Up (Sunday April 19 2015)

JR And Johnno On Soccer AM (Saturday April 18 2015)

Play Off Details (Saturday April 18 2015)

Norwich 0 - 1 Middlesbrough (Saturday April 18 2015)

Stats: Norwich v Middlesbrough (Friday April 17 2015)

The Middlesbrough Preview (Friday April 17 2015)

Grabban To Be Given Every Chance (Thursday April 16 2015)

Archived Norwich City Articles

List All Vital Norwich Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Steve from Oz 757
2. FCBEARS 618
3. yellow belly 416
4. DRAYTON GREEN 288
5. screaming canary 106
6. sminky 94
7. northern yellow 60
8. Rex 52
9. fanforlife 50
10. Beast of Penwith 35

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Watford 44 26 7 11 39 85
2. Bournemouth 44 24 12 8 47 84
3. Middlesbrough 44 25 9 10 32 84
4. Norwich 44 24 10 10 38 82
5. Derby County 44 21 13 10 32 76
6. Ipswich 44 21 12 11 18 75
7. Brentford 44 21 9 14 14 72

Breaking League News

Team news: Reading vs Birmingham
Reading : 21/04/2015 13:30:00
Fulham Can Turn It Around!
Fulham : 21/04/2015 12:09:01
Fulham Interest in Oduwa
Fulham : 21/04/2015 12:01:00
Tonight We Could Be Safe
Fulham : 21/04/2015 12:00:00
Wednesday Press Release - Aldridge to Leave
Sheff Wed : 21/04/2015 10:27:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM Versus 'Boro
Suggested By:  Tuckster
Ruddy 3%
Whittaker 41%
Bassong 4%
Martin 0%
Olsson 4%
Tettey 20%
Dorrans 4%
Johnson 0%
Howson 0%
Hoolahan 20%
Jerome 0%
Hooper 0%
Redmond 0%
Grabban 4%