EXCLUSIVE: Norwich targets striker on goal in one game to spearhead Prem’s return


Norwich City are watching Greece striker Giorgos Giakoumakis closely to help bolster his Premier League strike force, TBEN understands.

VVV leader Venlo took the Dutch league by storm with almost one goal in every game. He currently has 27 goals in 29 appearances and is Eredivise’s number one scorer. To put this in perspective, his closest challenger is PSV. Donyell malen – an attacker noted in the € 30 million bracket.

Indeed, his 24 league goals this season have come from just 38 shots on target.

His performances have, naturally, seen a host of clubs watching him closely. Sources revealed to TEAM that Norwich is among those who are enthusiastic.

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The Canaries have remained loyal to many of the players who brought them to the Premier League last time around. However, the club’s hierarchy understands they need to give boss Daniel Farke more options to help them stay in place this time around.

Giakoumakis is emerging as a target – although there is also great interest in Holland. However, the Premier League is a huge draw for any player and Norwich feels like they have a real scream.

We understand that Brighton and Southampton have also checked on Giakoumakis’ progress in recent months.

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Farke reveling in Norwich performance

Despite relegation last season, Norwich has adapted brilliantly to the championship. They are currently leading the table by eight points against the closest challengers, Watford. They also hold a 17-point buffer against third-placed Brentford.

As such, with only six games remaining, promotion is almost guaranteed.

Last time the Canaries packed Huddersfield 7-0 and Farke admitted he enjoyed their performances.

“It was good, wasn’t it. What can I say? ” he said. “You can’t say it was the best game or the second best game. It was just a fantastic night. Complete performance.

“We were first class with the ball, we created an incredible number of chances. We were so good at pressing against the ball and our counter pressure was perfect.

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“A first-class team performance with fantastic football. Huddersfield managed to hold Brentford to a draw a few days ago and hasn’t conceded many goals. But our structure was good, our mentality was good and the best football for me is when you make it look simple.

“It’s not about back heels and movies, the most important topic is being tidy and neat in key topics. I hope we have entertained our supporters a bit.

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