RUMOUR MILL: Bournemouth striker Lewis Grabban said to be interesting Norwich City

Bournemouth's Lewis Grabban in action against promoted Burnley last season. The striker has been linked with a move to Norwich City. Bournemouth's Lewis Grabban in action against promoted Burnley last season. The striker has been linked with a move to Norwich City.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
4:05 PM

Norwich City are said to be in the race to sign Bournemouth striker Lewis Grabban.

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The 26-year-old former Rotherham United and Crystal Palace forward scored 22 goals in his first full Championship campaign last term, and is said to have a £3m release clause in his current contract.

The situation could be made more interesting given the host of other clubs believed to be weighing up a move for the striker, while the Cherries have been open about their aim to take City midfielder Andrew Surman to Dean Court on a permanent basis after he completed a season’s long on the south coast last month.

Speculation over Canaries incomings this week initially revolved around Blackburn’s Jordan Rhodes – although Rovers’ £10m-plus asking price for their striker might put that one out of City’s reach.

19 comments

  • M333 watch this space ;) GH returning? Try placing a bet on same? Would love to have him back!

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    A Fan

    Thursday, June 5, 2014

  • Don't know much about Lewis Grabban but well done Neil and welcome to Carrow Road, Lewis. I am not sure about getting old pro's in the Autumn of their careers. Martin Peters was a great success but Tony Cottee, Sibierski, George Robb, et al? Depends on their attitude but sadly you don't know if they are coming for the payday or the challenge until it is too late.

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    waclor

    Thursday, June 5, 2014

  • You`re getting a bit obsessive about this "hounding out" business Matt! ;-) Most people I speak to think Hooper will be good for us next season. A sizeable minority still believe that even RvW could rise from the ashes of Freddy Krughton`s dysfunctional boiler-room. Hugh Trollderwood was death to any striker. Though I do believe Winkel looks seriously frail, physically. Being totally dispassionate about it, he just doesn`t look the part. I hope I`m wrong. Btw; Hughton did not have a `Style`. Other than the `Premier Man Country Vicar Collection` style of style.. Anyway, other than Fox & Nash, nobody`s left yet. Hounded or not.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, June 5, 2014

  • MBA its better than being linked with Shola Ameobi & Kenweye Jones every window like we were previously. (TBF they'd have fitted Hughtons style quite well but best to move away from that style now hes finally gone!)

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, June 5, 2014

  • In terms of Holt, Mr Rosler may fancy him this season at Wigan. I notice he keeps retweeting a lot of Rosler related official Wigan tweets. Considering it was Coyle who didnt fancy him + he moved his family up north to settle them I wouldnt be surprised to atleast see him start the season at Wigan. The wigan season ticket holder I Know (yes they actually have ST holders!) would happily drive him to Norwich now, thats how much they think of him. Never say never though. Adams may call on him seeing as they speak highly of each other. In terms of Grabban im fully expecting the patrol of fans who've never seen him play before to come out, see a goal tally figure and go "got to get him, hes awesome, get rid of Hooper the waste of space"....or something along those lines. Those fans are also the same fans who proclaimed RVW an amazing signing without seeing more than a youtube video of him and ran down to the club shop to get RVW printed on their new NCFC shirt. Ill openly admit i've only seen him play live twice. Once was a while ago for Millwall and I cant remember a lot about him & the other was at Brentford where I wasnt overly impressed. I read hes done well since then with Rotherham & Bournemouth so I wont write him off as he could well have developed since I last saw him play, equally I wont get into silly argumements regarding who is better as simply saying he scored goals last season doesn't quite cut it. He certainly appears good value for money, especially if we get him fairly cheap exchanging Surman. I like Rhodes but get the feeling Blackburn will want silly money for him and even if we do offer what they want, we will likely then get diddled by a newly promoted Premier League club with cash to splash. Who ever we sign upfront, its vital we either get the team playing vastly different to supply for strikers like Rhodes or Grabban or the ones we've got. Whether its a mental issue or a radical change in player roster to get players who can play how we need I dont know, not my call thank god! Simply signing a striker with goals to his name wont work, as we found out last season signing RVW & Hooper and they've been hounded out the club as a result.

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, June 5, 2014

  • That`d be an interesting bit of business, MBA. We`d actually come out of that toing and froing with a decent profit - and the player! Surely not "The Norwich City Way"? I wonder if a `reduced pie` version of Holty still has something to offer? After all, Ricky Lambert plays for England and has signed for Liverpool. I don`t think Holty is that much older than RL.But Lambert does look like he`s a Pie-free zone, while dear old Grant looks the opposite: a Free-pie zone. ;-) I think he would have been more than a little useful last season, apecially without that Muppet Show of a `management team`. Best signing ever? Discuss & Disagree!

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, June 5, 2014

  • From a personal standpoint, I would love to see Grant Holt come back home to us. OTBC

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    Powers1902

    Thursday, June 5, 2014

  • ps would not be surprised if a certain Mr Holt was making his way back to us

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    A Fan

    Thursday, June 5, 2014

  • A Fan

    Thursday, June 5, 2014

  • It would seem that every transfer window we are linked with Jordan Rhodes, when will it stop? I guess the day signs or retires, perhaps when we do eventually sign him he might be that player with experience at the end of his career with a year or two left in him. Also on that note we could go for a £500K punt on one Grant Holt i doubt his value is much over that and he's handy extra striker at this level when focused and off the pies!

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    MBA Marine

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

  • Whether he would be the right signing for us or not, I don't understand why Jordan Rhodes is out of our price range. We have no debt and are helped by parachute payments. We must be one of the best clubs, financially speaking, in the Championship.

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    Flying Canary

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

  • Is this guy and many others we are linked with really going to be better than what we already have in the first team or youth set up. We will end up having to pay way over the odds for anyone playing in the championship or below. I like the idea of going for experience who can do a job for one or two seasons and not break the bank with the transfer fee. We can then see what our current strike force can do in the championship.

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    Cap Canary

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

  • No comment on Lewis, as I'm out of touch. But whatever happened to Norwich's knack of picking up great players towards the end of their career (pour encourager les autres, MB). Martin Peters, Mick Channon, nearly Peter Osgood after a game or two, Asa Hartford, Fleck and Graham Paddon second time around. Great pros, to help and mentor? Frank Lampart probably isn't motivated by money any more, but maybe a few extra years as a valued mentor and old pro might be an idea? Very Martin Peters type of out of the blue signing?

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    Les Lee

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

  • I`m probably guilty of not looking at players outside of prem in recent times... oh how above our station many of us have become. Is this fella a target man in the mould of Lord Grant or more a pacey striker with a bit (ok a lot) more muscle than rvw

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    OhhhhHuckerrrrby

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

  • Looking at information on the net, Lewis Grabban is 6 foot 0 inches tall as Peter Watson said so not the tallest target man around, however, he does seem to have the goal scoring touch and could work well with Hooper.

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    TrevorKeith

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

  • I suppose a Surman swap would sweeten a deal. I know nothing about this fellow. We`ve had players, like Martin, Vaughan, Morison and Jackson, who weren`t seen as quite good enough. Two were released for free, two for peanuts. Time to shut the Carra Charity Shop, Hyacinth.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

  • He's a great forward. Despite all his goals, I'd say finishing is not his strongest asset. That is his work-rate, then his pace. He'd be an exceptional signing. Perfect for the Championship. The equivalent of Chelsea signing Diego Costa. He really is that valuable. I saw a number of Bournemouth games last season, including the 2-2 draw at Ipswich, and he could have added to his goal-tally pretty easily from the games I saw.

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    Colin

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

  • A little bit of basic information would have come in handy.He is just over 6 foot tall.Height important factor in Championship particularly.

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    Peter Watson

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

  • Lewis Grabban is a good option and I would welcome him to Norwich. OTBC

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    Powers1902

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

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