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Norwich City eye Empoli goalkeeper



Norwich are looking at Davide Bassi as a possible replacement for John Ruddy.

Norwich are looking at Davide Bassi as a possible replacement for John Ruddy

Norwich City are considering a move for goalkeeper Davide Bassi, according to Sports Mole.

The Canaries, who will play in the Championship next season following their relegation from the Premier League, are said to be looking for an alternative shot-stopper should current Carrow Road custodian John Ruddy switch to a top flight side this summer.

Bassi made 41 appearances for Italian club Empoli in 2013-14, a campaign which saw the Tuscany outfit finish runners-up to Palermo in Serie B and earn a Serie A spot for the first time in six years.

The 29-year-old kept 14 clean sheets last term, and has also experienced loan spells with Torino and Sassuolo during his career, but recently-appointed Norwich manager Neil Adams is keen to keep experienced players such as Ruddy rather than buy replacements.

“I spoke to all the players at the end of last season. Virtually to a man they were all committed to the cause,” Adams told the BBC.

“They and I are realistic enough to recognise that after relegation there are offers for players.

“As yet there have been no offers put to me.

“If offers are ones you can’t turn down or players want to leave we have to accept that, but I’m more focused on bringing players in.”

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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