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Striker happy to stay at Carrow Road next season.
Norwich City striker Grant Holt has pledged his future to the club and promised there will be no repeat of last summer’s transfer request despite being linked with a move to Celtic.
Holt was Norwich City’s top scorer in an impressive first season in the Premier League last season, but rocked the Carrow Road club when handing in a transfer request at the end of the campaign with the suggestion being he wanted to follow manager Paul Lambert to Aston Villa.
New Norwich City manager Chris Hughton refused to allow Holt to leave and in the end the 31-year-old agreed a new three-year deal to remain at Carrow Road, where he has been since 2009 when he joined from Shrewsbury Town.
And, with Holt being Norwich City’s top-scorer again this season with five goals to his name, he has promised he is staying put at Carrow Road despite speculation of a move to Celtic in summer which was sparked by the striker purchasing a house in his hometown of Carlisle.
“There’s been a lot of talk about me leaving but it’s all news to me,” Holt told The Sun. “Yes, we’ve bought a house, but just for the schools. It means a lot of driving but I’m used to that. I signed a three-year contract last year and will see it through. I will stay for as long as the manager and club want me.”
Holt was linked with Celtic in the January transfer window with Norwich City understood to be trying to use him a makeweight in the chase of striker Gary Hooper but the deal did not happen after the Scottish Premier League rejected four offers.