St Etienne eye van Wolfswinkel

  • By: Patrick Haond
  • Last Updated: August 4 2014, 21:39 BST

St Etienne manager Christophe Galtier is keen on securing a deal for Norwich City striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel.

Ricky van Wolfswinkel: A target for French side St Etienne
Ricky van Wolfswinkel: A target for French side St Etienne

Van Wolfswinkel endured a torrid first season in English football, scoring just one Premier League goal on the back of his switch from Sporting Lisbon for a club record £8.5million last summer.

A Carrow Road exit now appears to be on the cards and Canaries boss Neil Adams has already confirmed that the 25-year-old was heading to France for a medical with the Ligue 1 side.

Talks have taken place with St Etienne and Galtier is an admirer, recalling a previous meeting when the striker troubled his side.

"He played a pre-season friendly against us two years ago. He hurt us a lot and we all noticed his quality," Galtier told L’Equipe.

"Since the end of last season, we had noticed his name.

"He is a box player, which has the technical quality of Dutch players. They really have a good school for footballers but for men too."