Norwich City appear to be nearing a real coup this summer in the form of Juventus striker Fabio Quagliarella.
Rumours had started to circulate that the clubs were negotiating a move for the 30-year-old Italy international and when asked about a move for the player, Canaries manager Chris Hughton spoke cryptically. Whilst trying not to give anything away he did compare the prospective deal to the one struck between his employers and Celtic last week for Gary Hooper.
“That is a story I have seen and heard. But it was exactly the same with our work with Gary,” he said.
“Most were aware there was an interest. Until there was something official to say then we didn’t say it,” he added.
scored 13 times for Juventus last season and has averaged roughly one goal every three games throughout an impressive career that has included spells at Napoli and Udinese.
“The fact that some players are being linked with us is in some ways a good thing, because it means we are trying to be proactive and trying to improve. But certainly until there’s anything to say it’s all speculation,” said Hughton.
The Norfolk outfit have already added firepower this summer spending around £13.5 million on Hooper from Celtic and Ricky van Wolfswinkel from Sporting Lisbon.