Norwich City transfer rumours: Portsmouth, Cambridge and Wycombe keen to sign forward on loan
PUBLISHED: 16:41 09 July 2019 | UPDATED: 16:46 09 July 2019
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Norwich City youngster Diallang Jaiyesimi is set for another loan spell, as he looks to bounce back from a serious knee injury which was picked up while playing in League Two last season.
The 20-year-old former Dulwich Hamlet trainee started last season with Yeovil Town and scored two goals in 11 games, only to have his progress thwarted when he ruptured an anterior crucial ligament (ACL) in one of his knees in October.
The skilful forward, who is under contract until next summer but with the option for a further year, has been back at Norwich ever since completing his rehabilitation.
The previous season was spent in League Two with Grimsby Town, scoring once and assisting two goals during 35 appearances for the Mariners and Sky Sports claim Cambridge United are interested in taking Jaiyesimi back to the fourth tier.
However, League One clubs Portsmouth and Wycombe are also said to be interested in the youngster, who joined Norwich in January 2016 after a successful academy trial but is yet to be involved with the first team.
It seems nothing is imminent though, with City's sporting director Stuart Webber appearing live on Sky Sports News this lunchtime and being a asked a rather disjointed question about Jaiyesimi by a seemingly unsure presenter.
A bemused Webber tried to stifle a laugh and replied: "not to my knowledge, that's a new one."
- You can see a clip of that interview, which Canaries fans have been enjoying this afternoon, above
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VERDICT: Luck wasn't on Jaiyesimi's side last season but thankfully he should soon be fit enough to get his career moving in the right direction again.
With his City future to play for, it seems a delicate decision could await the youngster and his representatives. Go back to League Two and try to recapture some form, or take on a tougher loan at League One level, where there will be fewer assurances of regular game time?
Either way, Jaiyesimi will need to be performing well in League One by the end of the season to have a chance of continuing his career with Norwich.