EXCLUSIVE: Norwich target Eredivisie sensation to spearhead Prem return

Date published: Thursday 8th April 2021 7:19 - Graeme Bailey

Giorgos Giakoumakis VVV Venlo

Norwich City are looking closely at Greek striker Giorgos Giakoumakis to help bolster their Premier League strike-force, TEAMtalk understands.

The VVV Venlo front-man has taken the Dutch league by storm with almost a goal in every game. He’s currently stands on 27 goals in 29 appearances, and lies top of the Eredivise goalscoring ranks.  To put that into perspective, his nearest challenger is PSV’s Donyell Malen – a striker rated in the €30m bracket.

Indeed, his 24 goals in the league this season have come from just 38 shots on target.

His performances have, understandably, seen a host of clubs watching him closely. Sources have revealed to TEAMtalk that Norwich are one of those who are keen.

The Canaries have stayed loyal to many of the players who got them to the Premier League last time around. However, the club’s hierarchy understand they need to give boss Daniel Farke more options to help keep them up this time around.

Giakoumakis is now emerging as a target – although there is also big interest from within Holland. However, the Premier League is a huge draw for any player and Norwich feel they have a genuine shout.

We understand that Brighton and Southampton have also been checking on Giakoumakis’s progress in recent months.


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Farke revelling in Norwich performances

Despite relegation last season, Norwich have adapted brilliantly to the Championship. They currently top the table by eight points from nearest challengers Watford. They also hold a 17-point buffer to third-place Brentford.

As such, with just six games left, promotion is close to being guaranteed.

Last time out, the Canaries stuffed Huddersfield 7-0 and Farke admitted he’s enjoying their performances.

“It was okay wasn’t it. What can I say?” he said. “You cannot say it was the best game, or the second best game. It was just a fantastic night. An all round performance.

“We were top class with the ball, we created an unbelievable amount of chances. We were so good pressing against the ball and our counter-pressing was spot on.

“A top class team performance with fantastic football. Huddersfield were able to hold Brentford to a draw a few days ago and hadn’t conceded many goals. But our structure was good, our mentality was good and the best football for me is when you make it look simple.

“It is not about back heels and flicks, the most important topic is to be tidy and clean in the key topics. Hopefully we entertained our supporters a little bit.”

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