City warned off move for Brooker

Norwich City have been warned not to make an attempt for Bristol City striker Steve Brooker.

Norwich City have been warned not to make an attempt for Bristol City striker Steve Brooker.

The Robins' chairman Steve Lansdown has dismissed reports linking the Canaries with a move for the 25-year-old, who has two years left on his contract and is negotiating with manager Gary Johnson over a new deal at Ashton Gate.

Lansdown said: "I've not heard from them - nor has Gary Johnson or Steve's agent.

"We don't need to sell players, but I'm not going to deny that if someone offered mega-mega money, then we'd have to consider it."


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Former Port Vale forward Brooker was the Robins' player of the year last season but Lansdown has rejected comparisons with last year's £1m sale of star striker Leroy Lita to Reading.

He explained: "We don't need to sell - whereas last year with Leroy we did have to - and I have no intention of doing it.

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"Steve is a key part of our squad, and as far as I'm concerned he'll be leading the line next season."

Brooker - who stands at 6ft tall - netted 16 times for the Bristol club last season as they finished ninth in League One, six points outside the play-offs.

He has made 73 appearances for the Robins, scoring 32 goals, after joining them from Port Vale for £150,000 in 2004. He appeared for the Valiants 151 times and bagged 40 goals.

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