Het Nieuwsblad have revealed Wolfsburg defender Sebastiaan Bornauw held conversations with both Crystal Palace and Norwich City over a move this summer.

The defender joined the German side in a £12.15m deal in July, leaving Koln after two years following a move from Anderlecht in 2019.

Before the move, he was linked with several clubs around Europe, including some in the Premier League, with Crystal Palace and Norwich both named as suitors.

Indeed, the Eagles were said to be ‘trying’ to get a deal over the line at one point, but the 22-year-old had left them waiting as he explored his options.

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One of those proved to be Wolfsburg, who can offer the defender Champions League football this season after a fourth-place finish last season.

It was that offer he elected to accept but he admitted there were conversations with English clubs beforehand.

“I also spoke to English clubs, and one day I want to play in the Premier League,” he told Het Nieuwsblad, who specifically named Crystal Palace and Norwich as those clubs.

“But when Wolfsburg knocked on the door, I was immediately won over by their project.

“This club makes young people better; we aspire to the top three and play Champions League.

“In a group with Lille, Sevilla and Salzburg, there are chances.”