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Norwich City close in on Premier League winger as part of squad rebuilding project

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Norwich City look set to win the race to sign Wolverhampton Wanderers target Ben Marshall, according to a reliable football journalist.

Alan Nixon is reporting that Norwich should complete the signing of Marshall for a transfer fee of £1.5m and with good wages.

This financial packet appears to have blown Millwall out of the water in the race to sign the impressive winger.

The Lions had the former Blackburn Rovers wide man on loan last season and his tally of three goals and five assists after January helped their push towards the play-off zone.

Neil Harris was desperate to re-sign the 27-year-old on a permanent deal and he was deemed surplus to requirements at Premier League bound Wolves.

Millwall were set to smash their transfer record to land Marshall but it looks like Norwich have won this race.

The Canaries are armed with some cash following the sale of Josh Murphy to Cardiff City and the inevitable sale of James Maddison to Leicester City.

Daniel Farke will be looking to replace the creativity in midfield after losing Murphy, Maddison and Alex Pritchard since January and Marshall could follow Emi Buendia to the club.

Nixon adds that Marshall is the first of three British targets that could be heading to Carrow Road this summer.

The Verdict

Marshall is a very good signing for Norwich and his transfer fee is not too expensive considering his profile.

The former England under-21 international is in the prime of his career, he is very experienced at Championship level with well over 200 appearances in the second tier and he is versatile too as he is comfortable playing on the wing, at full-back or in midfield.

While his time at Wolves was not so successful, Marshall proved his quality at Millwall and at Blackburn previously and he could be a shrewd Murphy replacement at Carrow Road.

Norwich fans – Are you pleased with this signing? Let us know below…

NCTJ-qualified journalist - University of Birmingham undergraduate - King's College London postgraduate - Coventry City and West Ham United

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