Fortuna Dusseldorf are preparing to sign Christos Tzolis from Norwich City on a permanent basis before selling him immediately for profit, reports in Greece claim. 

Tzolis is currently spending the season on loan at the Bundesliga Two outfit and is their top scorer, having netted 11 goals and registered four assists in 22 games. 

The deal to take Tzolis to Germany included a permanent option to sign the Greek winger for a fee of around €5m should they gain promotion to the Bundesliga, which is reportedly set to be mandatory should they go up. 

Greek outlet Sport24 are reporting that Dusseldorf are planning to activate that option before cashing in on Tzolis amid strong interest from the Bundesliga. 

Wolfsburg have been credited with an interest in Tzolis, and Borussia Monchengladbach are also potential suitors this summer, with both sides impressed by his level of performance in the Bundesliga Two throughout this campaign. 

Fortuna Dusseldorf supposedly want to take advantage of the level of interest in Tzolis to make a quick profit on their investment. 

The German side sit seventh in the table, five points behind Hamburg, who currently occupy the play-off place and seven points behind the automatic promotion places. 

It is unlikely that Tzolis will return to Carrow Road come the summer. City signed Tzolis in a move that could have become a club-record deal from Greek side PAOK in 2021 for an initial £8.8million. 

The Pink Un: Tzolis failed to make a success of his Norwich City spell.Tzolis failed to make a success of his Norwich City spell. (Image: Martyn Haworth/Focus Images Ltd)

He struggled to progress during his time with the Canaries, scoring three goals and assisting twice in 30 appearances. David Wagner brought him back to the club last January, but Tzolis failed to seize his opportunity. 

“First and foremost, we hope he can stay healthy. And secondly to continue performing like he has done as an individual and as the team as well. He and they are in a great position," Wagner said on his progress in November.

"Maybe they can win promotion. Nothing is bigger for a player like this, and then when the season comes to an end, or maybe even after the season, we have to make a discussion about this, but not earlier.

“I’m very happy to see what Christos is doing because you can imagine that I was a little bit involved in the loan to Germany, where I always thought, ‘Okay, this is the right place, this is where I'm quite sure, and confident, that they can accelerate his career again'."