Vital Football

Latest Norwich City News

Norwich Lead Watkins Pursuit

Norwich Lead Watkins Pursuit


Norwich City are 'in pole position' to sign Barnsley winger, Marley Watkins, according to the EDP



According to this morning's report, Ipswich Town are very keen on 26 year old Watkins but now look set to lose out on the flying forward. The EDP suggest that Ipswich made two bids for Watkins last January in the region of seven figures - yes, you read that correctly, SEVEN figures. I thought Mick McCarthy's transfer budget was an old shoe, didn't you?

Anyway, Watkins revealed last week, as we reported, that he was leaving Oakwell on a free transfer when his contract expires on June 30th, after scoring 10 goals in 45 games this season.

That form has made him a wanted man, with Celtic, Aston Villa, Cardiff and Bristol City all keeping tabs on him.

Ex-Ipswich hero, Terry Butcher managed Watkins at Inverness but now fears the Tractor boys are about to miss out.

"I think he will now go to a club that will be able to offer him a lot more than what Ipswich can pay him," he told the EADT. "Unfortunately, I think he will be moving on to bigger and better things now as there are a number of quality clubs looking at him. Celtic have been linked with him in Scotland and then there is interest from some high-end Championship clubs and even the Premier League. He was an unknown when I signed him and he progressed well and went on to win the Scottish Cup with Inverness.

"He is quick, has a lovely touch, he is immensely strong and good in the air. He is a nice lad too, I never had a problem with him - he was a pleasure to work with. He has got unbelievable potential and is hungry to succeed."

There isn't any specific detail as to how the EDP know that Norwich are 'in pole position' to sign Watkins but as local journos with plenty of contacts up and down the country, they no doubt have an inside track. Otherwise, I'd be surprised that they'd be so confident.

A quick check of social media show plenty of links between Watkins and Norwich, along with every other man and his dog too. His contract doesn't expire until June 30th, so don't expect a confirmation either way in the next few days.

He looks like a decent acquisition, hard working and with an eye for goal.

OTBC



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

Writer:The Tuckster
Date:Tuesday May 16 2017
Time: 7:27AM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Ingle Talks Brook

Recent Norwich City Articles

Exciting Times Ahead At Norwich

Thank god it wasn't Hodgson, McLaren or Pardew etc

Farke Appointed Norwich Head Coach

Welcome to Norwich, Daniel

Norwich Interest In Arsenal Youngster?

I think we need a centre back, don't we?

Norwich Set To Appoint Farke: Latest

Nick Mashiter tweets and Sky Sports catch up

Archived Vital Norwich Articles

Vital Norwich articles from

Site Journalists

The Tuckster
Editor email
Profile
Savvy_Monkey
no email
Profile
LeeBoz
no email
Profile
Tom McHugh
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Does Daniel Farke Sound Like The Right Man For City?
Suggested By: Tuckster
Yes98%
No2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Newcastle 46 29 7 10 94 45
P Brighton 46 28 9 9 93 34
3 Reading 46 26 7 13 85 4
4 Sheff Wed 46 24 9 13 81 15
5 Huddersfield 46 25 6 15 81 -2
6 Fulham 46 22 14 10 80 28
7 Leeds Utd 46 22 9 15 75 14
8 Norwich 46 20 10 16 70 16
9 Derby County 46 18 13 15 67 4
10 Brentford 46 18 10 18 64 10
11 Preston 46 16 14 16 62 1
12 Cardiff 46 17 11 18 62 -1
13 Aston Villa 46 16 14 16 62 -1
14 Barnsley 46 15 13 18 58 -3
15 Wolves 46 16 10 20 58 -4
16 Ipswich 46 13 16 17 55 -10
17 Bristol City 46 15 9 22 54 -6
18 Q.P.R. 46 15 8 23 53 -14
19 Birmingham 46 13 14 19 53 -19
20 Burton 46 13 13 20 52 -14
21 Forest 46 14 9 23 51 -10
R Blackburn 46 12 15 19 51 -12
R Wigan 46 10 12 24 42 -17
R Rotherham 46 5 8 33 23 -58
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Norwich City Results (view all)

Norwich City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.FCBEARS147
2.yellow belly122
3.Steve from Oz103
4.DRAYTON GREEN92
5.fanforlife58
6.suffolkcanary39
7.Rex22
8.Bolshie Budgie19
9.sminky18
10.screaming canary16
Write for Vital Football