Norwich City open loan-to-buy negotiations for Celtic-linked Sydney van Hooijdonk

Championship side Norwich City have opened talks for Bologna’s Sydney van Hooijdonk. The East Anglian side are currently toiling in mid table but will look to bring the Dutchman to Carrow Road, who has been linked with Celtic at various stages this month.

According to Sky Sports’ Anthony Joseph, The Canaries are in talks for the 23-year-old.

Celtic are credited with an interest in the player and the terms that Norwich are negotiating could be perfect for Celtic’s model. However, there is no progress to report from Celtic.

The striker has made 16 appearances for the Serie A side, scoring once. Although, with NAC Breda and SC Heerenveen, van Hooijdonk scored 49 goals 124 appearances in the Netherlands. With a hit rate like that, Celtic could benefit in a similar way to Giorgos Giakoumakis, who was signed from VVV-Venlo in 2021.

Celtic have been toiling in the transfer window so far with just Nicolas Kuhn signing from Rapid Vienna. The manager has been clear on wanting quality and so far that has not been delivered with key positions – up front and at left back – requiring additions.

The manager has said that the plan is to add two players to the squad in the final days of the window. Hopefully, the week will bring some rumours and then some additions.

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Born just as Celtic were stopping the Ten, Lubo98 follows Celtic home and away and helps run his local Celtic Supporters Club. He goes to all the games and is a Law Graduate. Has a particular fondness for Tom Rogic among the current Celts and both Lubo and Henrik form his earliest Celtic memories.

1 Comment

  1. Are we surprised no.
    Dither, dither.
    Now we seem to be looking at the Norwich forward van Hooijdonk will replace and he’s Irish so lots of fans will ve happy.

    An utterly unprofessional outfit we’ve become in a year. Embarrassing.
    If only I could lay ny finger on what or who walked back into Parkhead a year ago.
    Let me think……………..