Norwich City transfer rumours: John Ruddy touted with MLS deal

PUBLISHED: 11:40 27 June 2017 | UPDATED: 11:44 27 June 2017

John Ruddy has been touted with the MLS. 
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John Ruddy has been touted with the MLS. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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Former Norwich City number one John Ruddy is being linked with a surprise Stateside switch to MLS club Vancouver Whitecaps.

Ruddy has made it clear he would like a Premier League posting, with both newly-promoted Brighton and West Ham already linked this summer, but the US version of the Metro report the Whitecaps are among a number of MLS outfits monitoring the free agent.

Vancouver are on the fringes of play-offs in the US, sitting one place outside the top six in the Western Conference standings after a weekend 2-2 draw against Minnesota.

The 30-year-old was the highest profile casualty of seven senior players released by the Canaries at the end of last season. Ruddy was part of two promotion-winning sides at Norwich in a seven-year stint but City sporting director Stuart Webber indicated Norwich were unable to offer the St Ives-bred stopper a new deal on the same terms.

City have also sanctioned the departure of Declan Rudd to Preston in recent days but have brought in Manchester City youngster Angus Gunn on a season-long loan.

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