Norwich and Cardiff agree fee for Marshall
Michael Bailey Norwich City have confirmed a fee has been agreed with a Championship club for goalkeeper David Marshall.Sources in Wales revealed this morning that Cardiff City were in talks with the Canaries over a move for the Scotland international, believed to be a knock-down price from the �1m City reportedly shelled out to bring in the Celtic stopper two seasons ago.
Norwich City have confirmed a fee has been agreed with a Championship club for goalkeeper David Marshall.
Sources in Wales revealed this morning that Cardiff City were in talks with the Canaries over a move for the Scotland international, believed to be a knock-down price from the �1m City reportedly shelled out to bring in the Celtic stopper two seasons ago.
In a statement issued today, Norwich said: “We can confirm we have agreed a fee with a Championship club for David Marshall, but there is nothing further to add at this stage and when we have anything more to announce, we will announce it.”
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Marshall is believed to be in Wales today for talks and he bids to preserve his international career.
“It was only a few days ago we went down but the club have to make a few decisions with players,” he said after turning out for Scotland B's 3-0 win over Northern Ireland last week.
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“I want to play at the highest level as quickly as I can. If a club came in I would be silly to turn it down and stay in a lesser league but the right move has got to come up.
“Norwich need to be happy to let me go as well, so it's out of my hands a little bit.
“There is a suggestion that going to League One I might fall off the radar. People have said the [Scotland] gaffer is not really keen on people playing at that level. It's something I have to think about.”
However, immediately after City's Championship relegation at Charlton at the start of the month, the former Celtic stopper admitted he would not have a problem helping to put right this season's in League One.
“Sometimes it's out of some of the boys' hands but the board decide it,” said Marshall nine days ago. “I've no problems staying here because I don't think there are clubs lining up for any of the boys when we've just had 46 games to stay in the Championship and got relegated.”
Cardiff boss Dave Jones has made a new goalkeeper his top summer target, and Marshall was an ever present last season.
The Canaries' top performers are likely to leave following Championship relegation, as the club looks to reduce its hefty wage bill and players aim to avoid slipping into English football's third tier.
The Bluebirds are expected to tie up a deal for the 24-year-old keeper in the near future.