Norwich City Summer Exit Could Become More Likely

Norwich City are set for a busy transfer window this summer as a number of players are being linked with permanent moves away from Carrow Road, according to reports.

The Canaries are still fighting for promotion back to the Premier League and face a huge test this Friday when David Wagner’s men travel to Elland Road to take on Leeds United, who are currently the favourites to return to the top-flight after being relegated last season.

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Earning promotion to the promised land would bring a huge financial bonus to the club which could dictate their activity in the transfer market. But should Norwich remain in the Championship, the board will likely be forced to offload some players as parachute payments will be greatly reduced once more as of next season.

One player that could possibly earn a permanent move away from Norwich City this summer is Christos Tzolis. The Greek attacker moved to Norfolk as a rising star back in 2021 when the side were in the top-flight but failed to make much of an impact, recording merely five goal contributions in 30 appearances in his first two seasons at the club.

Tzolis was sent out on loan to 2. Bundesliga outfit Holstein Kiel and has had a tremendous campaign in the German second division, scoring 21 goals and registering eight assists in 34 appearances.

Speaking in a recent interview, Kiel boss Daniel Thioune stated that a deal for Tzolis will become likelier should the club manage to win their play-off games and return to the Bundesliga over the coming weeks [quotes via Sport Witness]:

“The same body language that Christos showed on the pitch in Kiel could also be seen in the dressing room afterwards,” he said.

“Everyone was willing to defend themselves, and of course Christos too. A promotion would also increase the likelihood that we might see him in the Fortuna jersey again.”

Writer’s View

When Norwich City confirmed the signing of Tzolis almost three years ago, the club were getting one of the most exciting young players in Europe after he had a superb season at PAOK in Greece. Unfortunately, the Carrow Road faithful never quite got to see his talents on show.

However, should the Canaries fail to return to the Premier League, having Tzolis in the squad could be a huge asset for Wagner next season, particularly if Jonathan Rowe earns a move away from the club this summer.

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