Charlton Athletic are eyeing up a move to sign Norwich goalkeeper Declan Rudd in the summer.
Rudd is currently on a season-long loan to Charlton and has been impressing between the sticks for the Addicks in League One.
Charlton manager Karl Robinson has been speaking about Rudd’s application this season and how he would love to have him next season.
As quoted by the Pink’Un, Robinson said this:
Declan is an amazing young man and a very talented goalkeeper. I don’t know if you saw his celebrations for our goal on Tuesday or at home to Walsall? He celebrates like it’s his real club.
For a loan player to have that much passion for the team he plays for is remarkable. I’d love him to be here next year.
LT (Lee Turner) is one of the best goalkeeping coaches I’ve worked with and I know he rates him very highly. I’m sure Dec will look at LT and the facilities we have got here, the ambition of where we want to go.
But sometimes it is down to other clubs allowing those things to materialise. He is certainly someone I would like to have around.
There is no clause in the loan contract that allows Charlton to sign the shot-stopper but they could persuade Norwich to let him go.
Rudd’s current Norwich contract expires in the summer but the Canaries have an option to extend his deal for another year.
Norwich may want to keep Rudd next season, with Michael McGovern and John Ruddy both failing to impress this season.
It may also depend on who Norwich’s next manager is. Alex Neil was sacked last week and his replacement has yet to be named.