Norwich mull move for Bayern fringe man

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Norwich manager Daniel Farke could not contain his fury with referee Geoff Eltringham after a dramatic 2-2 draw with Sheffield Wednesday at Carrow Road.

Norwich have been linked with a move for Bayern Munich striker Kwasi Okyere Wriedt ahead of the January transfer window.

The Canaries were understood to be tracking Wriedt during the summer but a move failed to materialise.

Manager Daniel Farke is keen to bring in some reinforcements in the winter window after seeing his squad hit by a spate of injuries. The Canaries’ main problems are in defence as central defenders Timm Klose and Christoph Zimmermann currently sidelined, while they also have problems in midfield but it seems as if Farke is eager to strengthen in all areas.

Norwich have managed 10 goals in eight Premier League games so far and are the highest scorers in the bottom five and second highest in the bottom half of the table. However, star man Teemu Pukki has weighed in with six of those strikes and Farke is keen to bring in more cover up front for the second half of the season.

The Canaries manager is likely to have a few targets in mind and reports in Germany claim Wriedt, 25, is back in the radar after a strong start to the season with Bayern II.

The Ghana international joined Bayern in a €400,000 deal from minnows Osnabruck two years ago but has been unable to force his way into the side at the Allianz Arena and has made just two appearances for the first-team, both of which came in the 2017-18 season.

Wriedt does have a formidable scoring record for Bayern II however, and he has scored eight goals in 11 games in the third tier of German football so far this season with the Bavarian giants’ second string.

The striker is due to fall out of contract with Bayern at the end of the campaign and it appears unlikely he will be offered a new deal. As such Norwich should be able to bring Wriedt in for a cut-price fee and Bayern may be open to a loan until the end of the season, when he would be available as a free agent should the Canaries wish to land the forward outright.

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