Stoke set to make fresh move for Redmond

Date published: Thursday 12th May 2016 4:40

Nathan Redmond: Stoke City to try again for Norwich City winger

Stoke City are set to revive their interest in Nathan Redmond after Norwich City’s relegation from the Premier League was confirmed.

The winger is expected to leave Carrow Road this summer, when he will enter the final 12 months of his contract at Carrow Road.

Stoke boss Mark Hughes failed in a move for the England Under-21 international after the Canaries were relegated from the top flight in 2014, with Redmond staying to help the Canaries return at the first attempt – scoring in their 2-0 Championship play-off final win over Middlesbrough last year.

But a second spell in the Championship does not appeal to the 22-year-old and Alex Neil will need funds to help finance a rebuilding job in Norfolk.

Crystal Palace and West Ham are also reportedly interested, but Hughes holds a long-term interest in Redmond and will hold that works in the Potters’ favour. Redmond would also be able to move back to the Midlands and team up with his former Birmingham City team-mate Jack Butland.

Redmond, a £3.2million signing from Birmingham in 2013, has scored six goals for Norwich this season but could not stop them dropping out of the top flight.

He netted in their 4-2 win over Watford on Wednesday, but Sunderland’s 3-0 victory over Everton left them four points from safety with just one game left.

Redmond has also been selected for the England Under-21 squad ahead of the Toulon Tournament this month.

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