Norwich City have been keeping a close eye on Bayern Munich striker Kwasi Okyere Wriedt, according to a report from German news outlet Fussball Transfers.
The Canaries are understood to have explored the possibility of completing a summer deal for the attacker, who has been in impressive form this season.
Wriedt has played his football with Bayern Munich II and has the led the line expertly. He has found the back of the net on 22 occasions in Regionalliga fixtures, with a further seven assists also to his name.
The Ghanaian international was wanted in the January transfer window by clubs across Europe, according to Fussball Transfers. He reportedly turned down advances from Genk and Red Bull Salzburg to remain with Bayern.
Bundesliga club Hertha Berlin are noted as potential suitors for the 24-year-old this summer as they look to bolster their ageing front-line, but Norwich are also stated to be in the race.
The Canaries have enjoyed success by recruiting from the lower divisions of German football, and as they near a return to the Premier League, it seems plans are in place to delve into this market again for a possible signing in Wriedt.
Why Wriedt could be a shrewd signing for Norwich
Wriedt has already received international recognition. He has made two senior appearances for the Ghanaian senior national team.
At just 24, there is plenty of room for Wriedt to develop and enhance his game. Working under a coach of Daniel Farke’s quality could be beneficial.
The likes of Hertha Berlin and Red Bull Salzburg have, as per the report, been keen in recent months. Norwich could be pulling off a coup by pipping other top-flight clubs in Europe to Wriedt’s signature.
Competition for Pukki
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