Norwich City midfielder Wes Hoolahan is happy to feel wanted again, with Republic of Ireland.
The midfielder says his role in the Republic of Ireland set up has been the ‘perfect tonic’ after his fall out with Norwich City last season.
The 32 year old wanted to leave Norwich for Aston Villa in January after expressing their interest but Norwich and manager at the time Chris Hughton expressed their desire to keep Hoolahan. This wasn’t okay with Hoolahan who felt unsettled for the remainder of the season.
The 32 year old is in Martin O’Neill’s plans for the future after not featuring regularly for the Irish national team over the years. O’Neill has praised Hoolahan after there four friendlies.
Hoolahan said ”Obviously it wasn’t a good way to end (the season), getting relegated with Norwich. It’s not nice,” said Hoolahan. “But these last three or four weeks have got my confidence back up and I am buzzing again for playing. It’s been great. I played three of the four games, so it was nice to come out with that.
“Obviously the results were disappointing and hopefully come September, we will be all heads down and ready to win in the qualifiers.” he added.
Hoolahan is attracting interest from Premier League duo Aston Villa and Leicester City.