Norwich City transfer rumours: Canaries track £7m-rated Belgian attacking midfielder
PUBLISHED: 15:00 19 December 2019 | UPDATED: 15:17 19 December 2019
Norwich City is keeping tabs on attacking midfielder Mike Tresor Ndayishimiye after his starring role in Willem II’s impressive Dutch Eredivisie season.
The 20-year-old Belgian youth international has scored three goals and provided three assists since joining on loan from NEC Nijmegen in September.
Football Insider claim on Thursday that has alerted the Canaries, who could be in the market to bolster their attacking options behind top goalscorer Teemu Pukki.
Ndayishimiye can operate in the number 10 role or down either flank and is under contract at Nijmegen until 2021, but Football Insider report his parent club could be interested in selling the attacker for a fee in the region of £7m.
Willem II, who sit currently third behind Ajax and AZ Alkmaar, agreed a season long loan deal for the right-footed playmaker but it is unclear where there is a break clause or a buy option in that original season long short term deal.
Norwich have established strong links with Dutch clubs under Stuart Webber, after previously placing the likes of Todd Cantwell, Savvas Mourgas and Charlie Gilmour with clubs in Holland, while the likes of development duo Rocky Bushiri and Rob Nizet are also current Belgian youth internationals. Ndayishimiye came through the same Anderlecht youth set up as Nizet.
City will look to be active in the transfer window next month but sporting director Webber reiterated at the recent annual shareholders' meeting any potential business will also have to factor in City's possible return to the Football League next season if they fail in their top flight survival mission.