Norwich City and Marvin Zeegelaar rumbles on in the Portuguese media. The Championship club have already agreed a deal with Sporting for the Dutchman, and the figures on which vary between €3.5m-€4m plus bonuses, depending on which Portuguese newspaper is reporting it.
Zeegelaar has been said not to be keen to join Norwich, because he doesn’t feel they have a good chance of promotion to the Premier League, and is concerned about the club’s ambitions.
Portuguese newspaper A Bola shed some more light on the situation on Tuesday. It’s explained that Zeegelaar doesn’t consider Norwich’s offer to be ‘attractive enough’ to convince him to leave a top European club like Sporting for a Championship side.
So it’s not that Zeegelaar feels he’s above Norwich, it’s that he feels the club should compensate him generously to tempt him to agree to drop to their level.
At this point many Norwich fans may wish the club to walk away, but A Bola say they’re still insistent. If Zeegelaar was already at the top European level he thinks he is, then Sporting wouldn’t be keen to sell him for what, compared to what they ask for important players, looks to be a token fee.
Hull City are also keen but they want a loan.