Exclusive: Canaries winger set for January loan switch to Championship rivals

PUBLISHED: 06:06 11 January 2018 | UPDATED: 13:32 11 January 2018

Norwich City forward Yanic Wildschut is poised to spend the rest of the season on loan at Championship promotion-chasers Cardiff. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Norwich City forward Yanic Wildschut is poised to spend the rest of the season on loan at Championship promotion-chasers Cardiff. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

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Norwich City winger Yanic Wildschut is poised for a January loan move to Championship promotion-chasers Cardiff.

The joy is written all over Yanic Wildschut's face, as he celebrates what proved to be Norwich City's winning goal at Sheffield United in September. He has now joined Cardiff on loan for the rest of the season. Picture: Michael Sedgwick/Focus ImagesThe joy is written all over Yanic Wildschut's face, as he celebrates what proved to be Norwich City's winning goal at Sheffield United in September. He has now joined Cardiff on loan for the rest of the season. Picture: Michael Sedgwick/Focus Images

The 26-year-old Dutchman has made just 13 league starts for the Canaries since joining from Wigan in the same window last year, in a move that cost Norwich closer to £4m than the £7m figure originally circulated.

With limited involvement since the arrival of head coach Daniel Farke in the summer, Bluebirds boss Neil Warnock has swooped to sign the former Heerenveen and Middlesbrough forward on loan for the rest of this season.

The move is set to be confirmed before the weekend, with a possibility the deal could become permanent in the summer.

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Wildschut still has 18 months left of the initial contract he signed last January, having made 29 appearances and scored two goals.

He bagged the winner in City’s acrimonious 1-0 victory at Sheffield United back in September, with the Blades due at Carrow Road next Saturday.

His first goal came in the 1-1 draw at Bristol City last March – the game that proved to be Alex Neil’s last in charge, while Norwich head to Ashton Gate this weekend.

City have actually lost just five of the 20 games Wildschut has appeared in this term.

January 2017 signing Yanic Wildschut scored his first Norwich City goal in the 1-1 draw at Bristol City, back in March. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesJanuary 2017 signing Yanic Wildschut scored his first Norwich City goal in the 1-1 draw at Bristol City, back in March. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

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Meanwhile, Doncaster boss Darren Ferguson has confirmed there are no concrete plans for Harry Toffolo to return on loan to Rovers this month.

The 22-year-old City academy product broke a bone in his foot at the end of last year and may not be fit until February.

The full-back and FA Youth Cup winner is out of contract in the summer and hasn’t featured for City’s first team since their 6-1 League Cup win over Coventry back in August 2016.

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