Van Wolfswinkel in exit talks

  • Last Updated: August 3 2014, 18:10 BST

Norwich City manager Neil Adams has confirmed that striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel is discussing a move to St Etienne.

Ricky van Wolfswinkel: Norwich striker in St Etienne talks
Ricky van Wolfswinkel: Norwich striker in St Etienne talks

Van Wolfswinkel was a big-money arrival at Carrow Road last summer but, after scoring on his debut, he failed to find the net in 26 subsequent appearances.

He has been linked with a transfer away from Norwich following the club’s relegation from the Premier League and the Dutchman is now in talks over a switch to France.

“I can’t confirm he is on the move. What I can say is he is in talks with St Etienne and he has gone over to France for a medical. If it happens, it happens,” said Adams in the Eastern Daily Press. 

“There are many parts to these deals and anything over and above that is not really for me to speak about but for the board. 

“I have said many, many times I am not looking to offload players and he is more than welcome to come back here if that is his decision.

“If it becomes concrete then we’ll deal with that. It is in his hands.”

Meanwhile, Adams has confirmed he has made no attempt to bring Grant Holt back to Norwich a year after the veteran striker left for Wigan Athletic.

Adams added: “I get on really well with Grant. He was a fantastic player here but I have brought two strikers in and I am happy with the squad I have got. 

“You don’t say no to any player. You could ask me about any player and we all know that in football you don’t know what is going to happen. That is nothing we have looked at.”