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Transfer Rumour: Norwich Chasing Right Back Daniel Opare

NORWICH and Aston Villa are both tracking right-back Daniel Opare.

The 28-year-old Ghanaian is at Antwerp.

But he has just one year left on his contract at the Belgian club.

And interest is hotting up in the in the former Porto and Real Madrid B defender.

Two of next season’s Premier League newcomers are weighing up deals for Opare.

He could cost just £500,000 this summer as Antwerp risk losing him for a free in 12 months’ time.

Opare also had spells at Besiktas, Augsburg and Lens since going to the World Cup in 2014 with his country.

Both promoted outfits are wasting little time in attempting to bolster their squads.

Transfer Rumour: Spurs and Man Utd Interested In Norwich Starlet Ben Godfrey

Premier League heavyweights are set to battle it out for Norwich youngster Ben Godfrey this summer, with both Tottenham and Manchester United interested in his signature.

The 21-year-old made 36 appearances across all competitions for the Canaries last season as they gained promotion back to the Premier League. It was his first season as a regular for Norwich after spending the previous season on loan at League One Shrewsbury, but he has risen to the occasion and become a key man in Daniel Farke’s side, having signed from Yorks City a few years before as a teenager

The England under-20 international can play as either a central defender or a central midfielder and it is this versatility that has attracted the attention of Spurs and United.

Godfrey was recommended to United by Rio Ferdinand, the former Red Devils defender who runs the New Era agency, which he mentors the youngster through. With the United hero guiding his career,

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side would likely hold the advantage in any transfer battle that ensues. Godfrey has caught the eye further afield than just the Premier League, with both Lyon and RB Leipzig reportedly interested in him as well after such an impressive season in the Championship.

Ambassador Roles for Huckerby and Goss

Former players Jeremy Goss and Darren Huckerby are returning to Norwich City in ambassadorial roles it has been announced today

Former Wales international midfielder Goss made 238 appearances for the Canaries between 1984 and 1996, becoming an iconic figure of the club's success in the early 1990s.

The 54-year-old scored a famous volley during City's unforgettable 2-1 win at Bayern Munich in 1993, the only time the German giants were beaten at the Olympic Stadium by a British team.

He also scored the final goal in front of the old Kop stand at Anfield in a 1-0 win over Liverpool in the Premier League during the 1993-94 season, having also scored a stunning goal of the season contender at Leeds earlier that campaign.

Goss played for Hearts, Colchester United and King's Lynn before retiring in 1999. He has continued to live locally and has held off-pitch roles at Norwich since, working as a fund-raiser for the Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind for many years.

His previous role as a club ambassador came to an end in 2010 due to financial restraints with City in League One, having also worked on the sales team.

Sporting director Stuart Webber invited Goss back to the club during this season, presenting Timm Klose with a framed shirt to mark his 100th appearance for the club and addressing Daniel Farke's squad.

Fellow legends Grant Holt and Adam Drury will continue in their ambassador roles with the club, which saw them travel to Tampa as part of the touring party to the USA in November.

Goss, speaking to City's official website, added: "For me to link with them, be aside them and do the same role as them is an honour for me to even be mentioned in the same breath as these other three lads because they are legends who have been so successful for this football club. They're crowd heroes.

"Between all of us I think we've played almost 1,000 league games (for the club) and you've got wonderful characters and to be part of that is even more special than I ever thought."

Huckerby also returns to the club in an ambassador role, having previously held academy coaching roles since retiring.

The former winger scored 48 goals in 203 appearances between 2003 and 2008 for the Canaries and played a pivotal role in the Division One title success of 2004 under Nigel Worthington's management.

Huckerby left the club in an official capacity in October 2017 when he lost his role as assistant head coach of the under-23 team amid staff cuts at Colney.

"It's great, I was away for a year and a bit but obviously didn't lose any association, went to most games," Huckerby said. "So it's nice to be an ambassador for a club that has been a big part of my life for the last 15 years. So it's good to be back.

"Gossy has come back and it's good for him, he's been away for a little bit and obviously I know Ads and Holty really well - I carried Ads for five years, so it's going to be no different now...

Transfer Rumour: Interest In Former Canary Maddison to Land Norwich Cash Windfall

Just 12 months after Maddison was sold to the Foxes in a deal worth around £25m, the former Coventry City playmaker is attracting the attention of Premier League giants Manchester City and Tottenham.

Leicester have reportedly put a £60m price tag on Maddison and it is understood the Canaries would take 15 per cent of any profit made by Leicester on the deal, which would amount to between £5-6m.

Tottenham see Maddison as an ideal replacement for Christian Eriksen, who could leave the Champions League finalists this summer with just one year left on his contract. Real Madrid are apparently keen on the Danish international.

Meanwhile, Manchester City are trying to find an heir to David Silva, 33, at the Etihad with Maddison high on their list of options and manager Pep Guardiola known to be an admirer of Maddison.

Transfer Rumour: Brentford 25 Goal Striker Neil Maupay Interesting Norwich City

Brentford striker Neal Maupay is a reported target for Norwich City this summer - despite the huge fee being suggested for the prolific Frenchman..

The Evening Standard have followed last week's lead from The Sun in suggesting Brighton and promoted teams Aston Villa, Sheffield United and Norwich want the 22-year-old.

That's despite Villa reportedly having a £20million bid turned down in January, as former Brentford boss Dean Smith pursued a reunion with a player he signed for the Bees.

Maupay scored 25 goals in the Championship for the west London side this season, with only Canaries striker Teemu Pukki and Villa's on-loan Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham scoring more.

The Standard add that the former France Under-21 international, who came through at Nice, has his sights set on a move to the Premier League which Norwich would give him.

Contract News: Tim Krul Signs New Norwich City Contract

Norwich City goalkeeper Tim Krul has signed a new three-year deal.

The 32-year-old Netherlands international was ever-present in the league in 2018-19 as the Canaries won the Championship title.

"It's such an exciting time for the club. We have a great team and have some really good challenges coming up," he told the club website.

"We are going places at the moment and we've taken some great steps in the right direction."

He added: "I'm over the moon to be extending my journey at Norwich City. The club gave me the opportunity to play week in week out and to play every second was amazing.

"I have to thank the manager [Daniel Farke], all the staff and Stuart Webber for the opportunities they've given me."

Transfer Rumour: Former Norwich Star James Maddison a £60m Target For Man City

Pep Guardiola is keeping tabs on the Leicester City playmaker, James Maddison, according to reports.

It is claimed by Football Insider that Manchester City have made contact with the Foxes over the England under-21 international’s services, with the 2016 Premier League winners reportedly demanding a £60million for the 22-year-old.

Maddison moved to Leicester from Norwich City last summer and impressed during his maiden campaign at the King Power Stadium, scoring seven goals and providing seven assists across 38 appearances in all competitions.

City boss Guardiola is said to be an admirer of Maddison’s creativity and goal-scoring ability, though Arsenal and Spurs are also reportedly keen on the youngster.

Transfer Rumour: Dwight Gayle on Carrow Road Shopping List

Middlesbrough are the latest club to be linked with Gayle, but Norwich City are believed to have placed the 28-year-old in their list of potential transfer targets, too, while fellow newly-promoted side Aston Villa could be another option for the forward.

The Magpies will be looking to recoup in excess of the £10m they paid Crystal Palace to sign Gayle during the summer of 2016, though United hope a second-tier outfit who are looking to secure promotion next term may even be willing to stretch towards £15m.

Gayle himself is believed to be settled on Tyneside; the forward did not want to leave for West Brom last summer, and that is one of the reasons why Newcastle had to raise his salary in order to secure the bespoke loan swap for Rondon.

The forward would ideally like another opportunity to show he can translate his prolific Championship form into the Premier League, be that with Newcastle or elsewhere.

Like a significant number of other Magpies , Gayle is waiting to learn whether Benitez is going to stay on as manager, as that will play a key role in determining the future of many Newcastle players.