Norwich City transfer rumours: Cherries' keeper linked to Canaries
PUBLISHED: 09:46 14 June 2019 | UPDATED: 16:25 14 June 2019
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Bournemouth keeper Mark Travers is reportedly being tracked by Norwich City and Leeds after a breakthrough season with the Premier League club.
The 20-year-old made an eye-catching top flight debut last month with a man-of-the-match display in the 1-0 home win over Tottenham before also featuring in the final day defeat at Crystal Palace.
But the Irish Sun claim on Friday morning Travers is yet to sign an extended deal with Bournemouth. The Republic of Ireland youth international reportedly has two years left on his current contract with the Cherries.
That has alerted both City and Championship club Leeds, who according to the Irish Sun, have 'registered an interest'. Norwich have made use of the Irish market under Stuart Webber to recruit the likes of Adam Idah, Simon Power and William Hondermark.
The Irish Sun goes on to claim the Cherry Orchard youth product is happy with the south-coast club - who expect to reward him with a new contract - but wants assurances where he fits into the pecking order under Eddie Howe after experienced keeper Artur Boruc signed a contract extension earlier this month.
Norwich moved to extend number one Tim Krul's contract recently, following on from a new deal for back up Michael McGovern, but that has not stopped the Canaries being linked with a number of keeper options.
LIKELIHOOD: Looks like the work of an over-active agent. A lad who made his Premier League debut last month and who has two years left on his current contract would appear to be firmly in the thoughts of Eddie Howe.
If there are contract negotiations on-going to reward Travers with a new improved deal then it does such discussions no harm to read reports of interest from other rumoured parties.
Tim Krul will be Norwich's number one at the start of next season.
Which in effect would mean any incoming keeper would still have to fight their way past the Dutchman to earn a regular starting spot. Plus, would Travers not feel Bournemouth, right now, is a better bet to remain in the top flight than the newly-promoted Canaries? Move on.