Giannoulis committed to City survival scrap
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Dimitris Giannoulis is not looking to bail on Norwich City's Premier League relegation fight, following reports in the Greek media he wants out.
Daily sports newspaper, Sportime, claimed first thing on Tuesday the defender fears City are already heading for relegation, and is prepared to even weigh up his options in the January transfer window.
But this is believed to be news to the Giannoulis camp, with any thoughts on his own future not on the agenda. The 25-year-old remains focused on playing a leading role in City's bid to try and upset the odds over the coming months.
Giannoulis was substituted at half-time in Saturday's 7-0 Premier League mauling against Chelsea, the second time in a high profile game this season he was replaced by head coach, Daniel Farke, at the interval after a torrid half at Manchester City.
Manchester United loanee Brandon Williams got his shot in the starting line up following that defeat at the champions, but Giannoulis had come back in recently.
The Greek international was part of a new-look defensive shape that ground out goalless draws at both Burnley and Brighton.
The paper's 'Agent Greek' column claimed Giannoulis has already made his mind up and 'can see the relegation coming'.
The 25-year-old completed a permanent £6.2m move from PAOK ahead of the club's Premier League return in the summer after a successful loan stint earned him a Championship winner's medal.
Giannoulis was previously touted with Italian giants Roma during the close season, although that interest never materialised into a firm offer to the Canaries, with Roma believed to have held informal discussions with his representatives.
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The attacking full back is under contract at Carrow Road until 2024.