Norwich City transfer rumours: Ricky van Wolfswinkel touted with Feyenoord move
PUBLISHED: 22:43 16 June 2016 | UPDATED: 22:55 16 June 2016
Norwich City's record signing Ricky van Wolfswinkel could be set for a Dutch homecoming, with Feyenoord keen on recruiting the striker.
Dutch football site, fr12.nl, claimed on Thursday night the 27-year-old is in the sights of the Rotterdam club, with contact already reportedly made between Feyenoord and van Wolfswinkel’s representatives to end his frustrating spell in England.
Van Wolfswinkel made just one senior appearance for Alex Neil last season, scoring in a Capital One Cup win at Rotherham in August 2015 but is now approaching the final year of his Carrow Road deal.
Feyenoord finished third in the Dutch Eredivise last season under former Rangers’ midfielder Gio van Bronckhorst and will compete in this coming season’s Uefa Europa League.
Voetbal International reported earlier this summer van Bronckhorst is in the market for a striker and a wide player to bolster his squad for the new campaign.
Van Wolfswinkel is poised to return to his parent club for pre-season training later this month after scoring three goals in 20 appearances last season on-loan at Real Betis.
The Dutch international had previously spent a season at St Etienne in the French top flight before a proposed move back to Sporting Lisbon fell through 12 months ago. The frontman has failed to establish himself at Carrow Road under a series of managers after his high-profile arrival from Sporting in July 2013 for a reported £8.5m. Van Wolfswinkel scored on his Premier League debut for the club but has only scored twice in 28 senior appearances for the Canaries.
Neil tied Cameron Jerome down to a longer term deal earlier this week but with Dieu Mbokani and Patrick Bamford returning to their parent clubs and Jamar Loza released the City boss is likely to be in the market for attacking reinforcements when the transfer window officially opens on July 1.