Norwich to cash in on winger Wildschut

Date published: Thursday 18th May 2017 3:00

Norwich are prepared to sell Yanic Wildschut despite signing him five months earlier for £7million as they prepare to appoint a new manager. 

The Canaries will listen to offers for the winger with the club eager to free up funds for summer signings.

They are also looking to offload big earners Matt Jarvis and Steven Naismith while midfielder Jonny Howson could return to Leeds.

Goalkeeper Michael McGovern is also likely to depart and Rotherham want to take him on a season-long loan.

Wildschut signed from Wigan in January and has made nine appearances for the Canaries, scoring once, but will be one of the casualties of Norwich’s rebuild if they can find a buyer.

The 25-year-old has struggled to impress in his brief time at Carrow Road but is on big wages.

Norwich beat Derby to his signature but the Canaries need to trim their squad, with Jarvis and Naismith prime contenders to leave due to their wages.

Ex-West Ham winger Jarvis missed the whole of the season with injury and has not played for Norwich for a year while Sunderland are keen on Naismith, an £8.5m signing from Everton 18 months ago.

McGovern joined on a free after impressing during Northern Ireland’s run to the Euro 2016 second round but kept just three clean sheets in 22 appearances as Norwich finished eighth in the Sky Bet Championship.

Rotherham were relegated back to Sky Bet League One this season and would need the Canaries to continue to pay at least some of the 32-year-old’s wages.

Goalkeeper John Ruddy has already been released along with Kyle Lafferty, Michael Turner and Sebastien Bassong.

Sporting director Stuart Webber is looking to appoint a new manager by the end of the month after arriving at the club in April.

Union Berlin boss Jens Keller has been linked with the vacancy – although any deal has been denied by the German club – while the Canaries have considered Lincoln’s Danny Cowley.

Press Association Sport

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