Signed from Dynamo Dresden in January 2019, Philip Heise never managed to impose himself at Norwich City, leading him to only ever make one appearance for the club, which came this year in a 1-0 loss to Crawley Town in the EFL Cup.
His lack of appearances under Daniel Farke meant a loan was organised a couple of months ago, and the 28-year-old was sent to 1.FC Nürnberg in German’s second tier.
However, even then, he struggled to make the first-team, playing just four games before football came to an abrupt stop because of the Covid-19 outbreak.
This has placed a question mark on his future, as Bild in Germany explain that Nürnberg are looking for an experienced left-back for next season in order to provide competition for and help 21-year-old Tim Handwerker.
In their eyes, Heise ‘fits the required profile’, but the Norwich loanee was ‘recently unsatisfied’ with his ‘reservist role’ during the second half of the campaign.
Furthermore, the Canaries’ situation in the Premier League isn’t exactly ideal, and should they get relegated back to the Championship, ‘it’s unclear’ what their plans are.
It seems Nürnberg would have to be very convincing if they wanted to keep the Norwich defender, but, then again, he might not have a stream of offers at his disposal either.