Drmic confirms City talks over his future

PUBLISHED: 17:00 29 July 2020 | UPDATED: 18:49 29 July 2020

Josip Drmic has confirmed he is in talks with Norwich City over his future. 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Josip Drmic has confirmed he is in talks with Norwich City over his future. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Paul Chesterton

Josip Drmic has revealed that he is in talks with Norwich City over his future - and admits he can see it going either way.

The Swiss striker signed for the Canaries on a free transfer from Borussia Monchengladbach last summer, but has had an injury-plagued first season at Carrow Road.

With the Canaries’ Premier League relegation confirmed, Drmic has already begun discussions over his future.

“We are in talks. I still have a two-year contract but in this business, you never know. I can imagine both: to go or to stay.”

“The thought is there,” he says, when asked about a return to Switzerland.

The Swiss international has been an understudy to Teemu Pukki for the majority of this season. 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images LtdThe Swiss international has been an understudy to Teemu Pukki for the majority of this season. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

“But I would like to keep playing at the highest level. I want more adventures.”

Despite scoring only one Premier League goal for the Canaries, a late consolation in City’s 5-1 defeat to Aston Villa in October, the 27-year-old doesn’t regret moving to England.

“I wanted to play in the best league in the world. And then playing against players like (Paul) Pogba or (Virgil) Van Dijk was cool,” Drmic told Radio SRF.

The striker is currently preparing to holiday in Croatia - the home of his parents.

Drmic has started only five games for City in the Premier League. 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images LtdDrmic has started only five games for City in the Premier League. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Drmic found himself the subject of social media abuse for his involvement in the Canaries’ poor form since lockdown, something the majority of City supporters condemned.

This season has proved to be difficult for the former Bayer Leverkusen striker - in part due to the way in which City have approached matches, according to the man himself.

“It was very hard and very difficult,” he said. “We were always the underdog and sat back most of the time with our ‘parked bus’. For a striker, it’s the worst: you have little action in front of you and can’t do what you can do best.”

Drmic spent the majority of the season as an understudy to Teemu Pukki. The Finn has failed to score since January, with Drmic starting only five games.

The Switzerland international believes he needed more game time this season to fully showcase his ability after such a long lay-off with a hamstring injury.

“That was difficult. I was able to get over the injury,” he said. “Then you need enough games and minutes to show what you can do. Unfortunately, I didn’t get them.”

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