There’s nothing wrong with having a dream, and Marcel Franke has seen a chance to make his come true.
Signed by Norwich City in 2017, he was first sent on loan to Dynamo Dresden, before being sent this season to SV Darmstadt 98.
The latest loan was with a view to a permanent transfer, but Norwich’s promotion has caught the imagination of Franke and he wants to have a shot at the Premier League.
On Thursday, Bild quoted the player as saying: “I will be back from the summer onwards. I would never forgive myself later if I had not tried to play in the Premier League. I want to do everything to make my dream come true.”
If he wasn’t good enough for Norwich City in the Championship then it’s a big jump to believe the 26 year old defender will have good chances in the top division. That said, he can’t be blamed for giving it a go.
He’ll have to convince Norwich, and now there’s also another problem, SV Darmstadt 98 have made it clear they feel they have a clause to sign him.
Kicker quote manager Dimitrios Grammozis as saying: “The fact is that we have a purchase option.”
It’s explained the coach hasn’t gone as far as declaring they’ll use that regardless of what the player says, but the situation is certainly complicated.