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Nearly there – Medical primed for Canaries third summer signing

Ben Marshall (12) in action for Wolves at Manchester City last season Picture: Tim Goode/PA

Ben Marshall (12) in action for Wolves at Manchester City last season Picture: Tim Goode/PA

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Wolves winger Ben Marshall is closing in on a switch to Norwich City, with his medical at Colney today.

The 27-year-old wide man is believed to have agreed to join the Canaries this summer from Wanderers, despite stiff competition for his services – led by Millwall.

The Lions had reportedly bid £1.5m for Marshall’s services, however Norwich look to have beaten them to his signature – which will hopefully arrive following a successful medical.

An option as a right-winger and perhaps most pertinently at right wing-back, Marshall would become City’s third signing of the summer alongside a permanent return for Moritz Leitner and the summer-opening arrival of Argentine playmaker Emi Buendía.

The Canaries have already sold wide players in the shape of Josh Murphy (£10m-plus) to Cardiff and Marley Watkins to Bristol City (£1.3m) this current transfer window, while Yanic Wildschut is also expected to leave this window should the right suitor come along.

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Former Stoke academy product Marshall spent the second half of last season on loan at Millwall, helping the Lions chase a Championship play-off place.

He scored three goals and assisted another five in just 16 games, as Neil Harris’s side finished an impressive eighth in the table – and Millwall pushed hard to make that move permanent this window.

Marshall – who was also a trainee at Manchester United and Crewe – has played for Wolves, Leicester and notably enjoyed a four-year spell at Blackburn, where he was a team-mate alongside current City centre-back Grant Hanley.

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