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Norwich City lining up permanent summer move for top-flight midfielder

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Norwich City are interested in signing midfielder Ozan Tufan from Fenerbahce in the summer transfer window, a report from Turkish outlet Fotospor has claimed.

Tufan joined Fenerbahce back in the summer of 2015, and has since gone on to make 163 appearances in all competitions for the club, scoring 20 goals and providing 15 assists in that time.

Now it seems as though Tufan could be on the move again at the end of this season, with Carrow Road apparently a potential destination.

According to this latest report, Norwich are keen on a move for the 26-year-old should they win promotion back to the Premier League this season, with Tufan said to be manager Daniel Farke’s first-choice target.

It is thought that the Canaries’ director of football Stuart Webber is drawing up a plan to secure the signing of Tufan, who has been capped 57 times by Turkey, and is apparently valued at around £9million.

As things stand, there are just over two years remaining on Tufan’s current contract with Fenerbahce, securing his future with the Turkish giants until the summer of 2023.

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However, it seems Norwich may not be alone with their interest in Tufan, with the midfielder’s agent, Utku Cenickli, quoted as saying: “There are teams that want Ozan Tufan from many different leagues, but we are still in March and it is too early to talk. We have to wait a little longer.”

The Verdict

This could certainly be a decent signing for Norwich if they are able to pull it off.

With Oliver Skipp’s loan expiring and the likes of Alex Tettey and Mario Vrancic out of contract this at the end of this season, Norwich may need reinforcements in midfield come the summer transfer window.

Given his experience at a high level of the game for several years now, it does seem as though Tufan could be a good option for Norwich to bring in to help fill that role.

Indeed, at £9million, Tufan should also be affordable for Norwich if, as looks likely, they win promotion back to the Premier League this season, meaning this could be a deal that is well worth pursuing for the Canaries.


UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, been writing for Football League World since March 2019. I've previously worked for the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Opta, among others.

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