Stopper reveals Holt hopes
Defender Russell Martin is hoping striker Grant Holt will decide to withdraw his transfer request and stay put at Norwich City.
Martin, who agreed a new three-year contract at Carrow Road on Friday but will spend next season out on loan at Championship side Crystal Palace to gain some first-team experience, has spoken out on his Canaries team-mate's future.
Holt, who was top scorer last season and a three-time player of the year winner, is thought to be in dispute with Norwich over a new deal which prompted him to push for a summer move even before boss Paul Lambert departed to take over at Aston Villa.
And, while Villa and West Ham are both thought to be interested in Holt, Martin is looking for him to stay put for at least the remaining two years of his current contract.
"It was a surprise. I spoke to the big man a couple of times. He's made the decision for his own reasons," Martin told BBC Radio Norfolk.
"Hopefully it's not done and dusted yet and there is a way back for him."
Martin added: "If [he does not stay] he's had a great three years here and I'm sure everyone will remember him fondly. But he's still a Norwich player and hopefully we can keep it that way."