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Norwich City look to offload Yanic Wildschut

PUBLISHED: 14:55 18 May 2017 | UPDATED: 16:07 18 May 2017

Yanic Wildschut could be surplus to requirements at Norwich City. Picture: Matthew Usher/Focus Images Ltd

Yanic Wildschut could be surplus to requirements at Norwich City. Picture: Matthew Usher/Focus Images Ltd

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Norwich are ready to cash in on Yanic Wildschut just three-and-a-half months after his big-money deadline day signing from Wigan.

The Canaries will listen to offers for the winger as part of their bid to shake up the squad over the close season, Press Association Sport understands.

They are also looking to offload big earners Matt Jarvis and Steven Naismith, while midfielder Jonny Howson could return to Leeds after being touted with a £4m move in recent days.

Michael McGovern is another who can depart, and Rotherham want to take him on a season-long loan.

Wildschut signed from Wigan in January and has made nine appearances for the Canaries, scoring once, but will be one of the casualties of Norwich’s rebuild if they can find a buyer.

The 25-year-old has struggled to impress in his brief time at Carrow Road but is on big wages.

Norwich beat Derby to his signature but the Canaries need to trim their squad, with Jarvis and Naismith prime contenders to leave due to their wages.

Ex-West Ham winger Jarvis missed the whole of the season with injury and has not played for Norwich for a year while Sunderland are keen on Naismith, an £8.5m signing from Everton 18 months ago.

McGovern joined on a free after impressing during Northern Ireland’s run to the Euro 2016 second round but kept just three clean sheets in 22 appearances as Norwich finished eighth in the Championship.

Rotherham were relegated back to League One this season and would need the Canaries to continue to pay at least some of the 32-year-old’s wages.

Former England international goalkeeper John Ruddy has already been released along with Kyle Lafferty, Michael Turner and Sebastien Bassong.

21 comments

  • The reality of last year's relegation and this year's failure to bounce back is kicking in. Every signing carries an element of risk. AN's legacy has left us with some promising youngsters but with a bloated senior squad of players on wages we now cannot afford to pay or justify. Every other club knows we'll listen to offers for our higher earners and I'd say it's inevitable some of our "wanted" assets will be moved on. The likes of Klose, Howson & Naismith could all be on their way and probably others too. Webber's remit is to make the club's finances sustainable while also remaining competitive - a tricky assignment. We're now "cutting our cloth" resulting from two avoidable relegations and failure to get promoted despite a hefty budget compared to the rest of the Championship. Attempting to emulate what Webber achieved at Huddersfield is a logical step at this juncture. We need to offload high earners, clear out 'unsettled' players, trim the squad, give our younger players their opportunity, keep some experience around to help them, bring in cheaper players with promise (a la Watkins) and hopefully still challenge for top six. So far Webber is doing just that. Thumbs up from me. I suspect there is a two year plan in place to construct a squad which can gain promotion and consolidate their status in the Premier League. Patience will be required.

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    paddycanary

    Saturday, May 20, 2017

  • That last comment was a response to MrCarrowIsInTheHouse, who asked what the new manager would be doing. MLS

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    MLS

    Saturday, May 20, 2017

  • Don't forget, we're not looking for a new manager. We're bringing in a head coach to train the players. Stuart Webber is clearly the one doing the hiring and firing. MLS

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    MLS

    Saturday, May 20, 2017

  • Canary on the moon I also share your concerns about Steve Stone, As regards Wildshut I never understood why we signed him,don"t know what he had done at Wigan to justify his 7 million price tag.Proof that AN hadn"t got a clue what he was doing.

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    bryanhobson

    Friday, May 19, 2017

  • @MrCarrowIsInTheHouse I also have the same reservations as you with regard to the rolesay the new head coach will have in player movements whether in or out. It could be that SW is in communication with his new head coach but if not then it does raise questions.I agree there are certain players who are prime candidates to go due to either high wages or poor performances but surely those reasons will make them difficult to move them on? For me, as I stated on another board, the jury is still out and more importantly the clock is running! OTBC

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    Jakarta Canary

    Friday, May 19, 2017

  • I hope, but doubt, the happy clappers are reading these articles of doom, that subtlety point out that the exorbitant outlays on the current squad sanctioned by that idiotic last manager could well send this club into financial ruin again. Whilst we are reassured about the balanced books, that's before the parachute rips. Without the parachute, outlays on wages and fees for guys like Naismith, Wildshut.... plus the other 60 odd million AN spent in 18 months, means we could plummet off a financial cliff. Getting rid is a necessity. Now it's not a question of 2 years ago warning happy clappers that "the writing is on the wall" or after relegation saying "told you so" or in December saying "change it now and you'll still make the play-offs" but these players need to go.... because tactically they are irrelevant.

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    mikeskisandflies

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

  • Am I alone in feeling slightly uncomfortable with the apparently financially astute MD Steve Stone? Wasn't he Finance Director when Wildshut and a host of other expensive panic buys were signed on financially crippling long term contracts.? If he didn't speak up, he should have done. If he did but was ignored, he's too lightweight. Either way, how does that justify promotion to his current job?

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    Canary on the moon

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

  • Am I alone in feeling slightly uncomfortable with the apparently financially astute MD Steve Stone? Wasn't he Finance Director when Wildshut and a host of other expensive panic buys were signed on financially crippling long term contracts.? If he didn't speak up, he should have done. If he did but was ignored, he's too lightweight. Either way, how does that justify promotion to his current job?

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    Canary on the moon

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

  • There are undoubtedly one or two players that could go who we wouldn't miss e.g. Jarvis, McGovern, Andreau. There are others who's departure would reduce the wage bill e.g Naismith, Wilschut, Tettey, k Klose. Of course, all of these players are under contract so it will depend who else might want them and what they are prepared to pay. Time will tell.

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    gordonltaylor

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

  • Will the last player to leave please turn off all the lights.

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    Cornwall Canary

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

  • I agree completely with Suffolkcanary, Wildschute hardly played, and he was not culpable in the disastrous displays that led to NC remaining firmly in The Chump. I if you name enough players, sooner or later one of them will be sold, not rocket science is it.

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    trebarca

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

  • I have no problem with this (if it is true) but we will need to be patient, no guarantee we'll get up with a young side if that's what we end up with. I do think it's strange if all of these decisions are made by our sporting director, guess I'm not well versed in how this setup works. Will the new manager have little say in who leaves the club? And as for signings will he at least have some say? More questions than answers as far as I can see. But it is change at least, and I agree we need that.

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    MrCarrowIsInTheHouse

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

  • As others have said, all players have their price, he was indeed a panic buy and purchased in an attempt to keep fans off the back of Alex Neil when we really needed a left back, having sold two. Mind you, it probably also saved paying money to the tax man on profits made from the sale of Olsson and Brady. I have little doubt that his agent is trying to get him a move, given he was rarely given any game time last since he arrived. Like a few others we purchased but fail to play, it is near impossible to really judge the player as a result.

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    TrevorKeith

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

  • Too many pessimists on here (not Dubai). Yanic was a disaster buy, Wigan were so pleased to offload . We need pace and hunger a la Huddersfield. Let our young talent flourish. More strength to your elbow Mr Webber.

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    Mike Cross

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

  • Realistically I don't think Wildschut, Jarvis, Naismith & McGovern will be around by the start of next season. None of them played in the 4-0 victory over QPR and they free us cash for strengthening the squad with younger and hungrier players. So far I have no complaints with the changes made by Stuart Webber and look forwards with a great deal of hope and optimism towards next season. I am sure that there are some good incoming signings being lined up !

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    Dubai Canary

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

  • Interesting that the author of this piece is a non Archant source and mate of Webber. Wildschut hasnt been at the club two minutes. It is too early to sell. There is a difference between shipping out deadwood and moving on players who are good but high earners. Being linked with a freebie from Barnsley does not convince me that we should lose Howson or even Naismith or Wildschut.

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    suffolkcanary

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

  • Just rumours made up by someone on the internet, no sources at all to back up the headline. Still can't believe people fall for this kind of 'journalism'. Half the article is stuff we already know and the other half is made up

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    DeeJam

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

  • Another non story. Any player at any Club is pretty much for sale, its all a matter of price. I would understand if the Club would take an offer [any offer] for Jarvis, but that isn't going to happen of course. The players are on their break now, I would encourage whoever is responsible for writing this drivel to also take a break.

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    trebarca

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

  • Whilst we should keep Howson unless quality replacement already found, if this all happens, we are heading for some exciting times. None are good enough and even if we didn't sign anyone, we have better youngsters!

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    Ged in the onion bag

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

  • This all seems to be hearsay rather than being based on anything!

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    Count

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

  • will we have a side left by the start of the season?

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    lordyfan

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

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